Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lewis Littlepage, 20 November 1801

From Lewis Littlepage

Rhodes Hotel Novbr. 20th. 1801.


I am this moment arrived, and wish to know at what hour tomorrow you will condescend to see me.—

I have the honor to be with the highest respect,

Sir, your most obedient humble Servant—

Lewis Littlepage.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson—President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received from Washington on 20 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.

Rhodes Hotel: William Rhodes kept a hotel on F Street near 15th Street in Washington beginning in 1799. In 1801, Rhodes leased additional space at that intersection for a tavern (Bryan, National Capital description begins Wilhelmus B. Bryan, A History of the National Capital from Its Foundation through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act, New York, 1914–16, 2 vols. description ends , 1:313, 414, 517).

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