Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Oliver & Thompson, 13 September 1793

To Oliver & Thompson

Philadelphia Sep. 13. 1793.


The present is to acknolege the receipt of your favor of the 10th. inst. and to assure you it shall be duly attended to as soon as other matter shall be received of the same nature, which is expected shortly to be recieved. I have the honor to be Gentlemen Your most obedt servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Messrs Oliver & Thompson Baltimore.” FC (Lb in DNA: RG 59, DL).

Robert Oliver (ca. 1757–1834) and Hugh Thompson (1760–1826) were natives of Ireland who immigrated to Baltimore in 1783 and 1784, respectively. They formed a mercantile partnership in 1785 and dissolved it eleven years later, after which Oliver entered into a very successful partnership with his brothers (Stuart W. Bruchey, Robert Oliver, Merchant of Baltimore, 1783–1819 [Baltimore, 1956], 19–20; Maryland Historical Magazine, L [1955], 332).

Oliver & Thompson’s favor of the 10th. inst., recorded in SJL as received 12 Sep. 1793, has not been found.

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