James Monroe to William Crawford, 1821 September 15

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Oak hill Sepr 18. 1821
Dear Sir
I have heard with great regret of your indisposition, but was much gratified by a letter by the last mail, from Mr Hay, to understand that you were on the recovery. I have abstained, from writing you recently, in consequence of the state of your health, but hoping, & believing, that that obstacle no longer exists, I send you a communication from Mr Jefferson, which I receivd at the Shannondale Spring, founded on one, to him, from the Senate of Cracow, promising to erect a monument there, to the memory of General Koskiusco. You will observe that it is contemplated, to raise, a portion of the fund, intended for the purpose, in the U: States, by subscription. I have assurd Mr Jefferson in reply to his letter, that I will do every thing, which the Senate expected to be performed by him, and cause the measure proposd, to be so thoroughly considerd, that the prospect of success, or failure, being distinctly understood, we might move in the business, either, by making the experiment, or declining it, with a confidence, that our conduct would be approv'd. Mr Jefferson's letter to me, you will consider as confidential. The other documents, you will be so good as to have translated, & if you have no one in your office, capable of doing it correctly, to give them to Mr Brent & request him to have it done, by the Clerks in the dept. of State, employd in that service. You will write me at your leisure, your sentiments on the subject, and what you may understand to be those of the other gentlemen in the admn., to whom you may shew the documents.
I am just setting out for Albemarle, in the expectation of being absent from this place, a fortnight. I leave my family here.
with great respect & regard yours
James Monroe