Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Campbell, 19 November 1791

From David Campbell

City Tavern Philadelphia Novr. 19th. 1791


To morrow I leave the City. I feel myself quite tired of fumum strepitumque Romœ.

I cannot depart without returning you my acknowledgments for the List of Books you furnished me with.

I should have waited personally upon you; but knowing you were so engaged in public business at this time, that you have not a moment to spare, I beg you to accept my sincere thanks and believe me to be with the purest sentiments of Esteem & Regard, your obt. Servt.,

David Campbell

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Nov. 1791 and so recorded in SJL. fumum strepitumque romae: “fumes and clatter of Rome.” The list of books was enclosed in TJ’s letter of 10 Nov. 1791.

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