James Madison Papers

James Madison to Peter Augustus Jay, 14 August 1833

Montpellier Augst 14. 1833


Your letter of the 8th. inst. enclosing one from Major H Lee, has been duly received. On recurring to the original letter of Decr. 28. 1794, from Mr. Jefferson to me, it appears that both of you have been misled on the occasion of it, by an unlucky misprint of Jay, for Joy (G. Joy in London) the writer of the letter to me, referred to by Mr. Jefferson. This letter has no reference to your father, or to any subject connected with him or with Majr. Lee. With great respect

J. M

I must ask the favor of you to let the inclosed letter pass under cover of your answer to Majr. Lee

Draft (DLC).

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