To James Monroe

The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 32: 1 June 1800 to 16 February 1801
(Princeton University Press, 2005), 580
Washington Feb. 12. 1801. 7. A.M.

Th:J. to Govr. Monroe.

The H. of R. has been in conclave ever since 2. aclock yesterday. 25. ballots have been taken at intervals of from half an hour to an hour. they were invariably 8. 6. & 2 divided. I can venture nothing more by post but my affectionate salutations[1] to yourself & mrs Monroe.

P.S. 1. P.M. the H. of R. suspended the balloting from 7. to 12. this morning & after trying a few balots with the same effect, have suspended it till 11. A.M. tomorrow

RC (DLC: Monroe Papers).

[1] Remainder of sentence added.