Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Miller, 10 June 1802

From Samuel Miller

New-York, June 10 1802.


I do myself the honor to transmit herewith a copy of the annual publication of our Missionary Society. The information which it contains respecting our exertions, & the result of them during the past year, may, perhaps, not be altogether uninteresting to you. Be pleased to accept of it, as a small testimony of that high respect with which I have the honor to be, your humble servant,

Saml: Miller.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received 12 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: A Sermon, Delivered Before the New-York Missionary Society, at their Annual Meeting April 6th, 1802 (New York, 1802; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 1658).

In addition to his sermon, Miller’s PUBLICATION also contained the annual report of the directors of the missionary society and reports of meetings with Indian councils. TJ replied to Miller on 13 June: “Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to the revd mr Millar, and his thanks for the copy of a sermon inclosed to him which he shall read with pleasure” (PrC in DLC; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso).

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