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The Jefferson letter, sent in 1808 to Edgar Patterson of Georgetown College discusses Mr. Madison; written from Monticello.

The Washington letter is from Jan. 31, 1781 and is to an officer instructing him to permit a group of prisoners to proceed to Elizabeth Town [New Jersey], where they are to report to the Commissary of Prisoners, who will pass them on to New York for exchange.


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Span Dates: 1781-1808