Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Vernon, 4 February 1791

To William Vernon

Philadelphia Feb. 4. 1791.


Your letters to Mr. Short and Mr. Fenwick on the subject of your son were duly forwarded, and I have now the pleasure of inclosing you their answers, shewing that they will be ready to do what shall depend on them to prevail on him to return. Your’s of Dec. 14. was duly recieved, and this is the first moment it has been in my power to answer it. I shall be ready to do any thing else I can towards effecting your desires, being with great esteem Sir Your most obedt. humble servt,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. William Vernon, Newport.” Vernon’s letter to TJ of 14 Dec. 1790 (RC in DLC) referred to that of 1 Sep. 1790, said that he had forwarded duplicates to Short and Fenwick, and expressed concern as to whether TJ had received that letter and its enclosures.

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