Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Bushrod Washington, 19 August 1802

From Bushrod Washington

Mount Vernon Augt 19. 1802


I had the honor to recieve your note of the 13th. inst. with the enclosures from Genl La fayette, and I pray you to accept my thanks for your politeness in recieving & forwarding them to me.

I regret that the mistake to which you allude should have given you a moment’s concern. It was extremely natural under the circumstances which attended the rect. of the package, and is one for which I have more than once had to apologize.

I have the honor to be Sir Yr Mo. ob. Servt.

Bushrod Washington

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 22 Aug. and so recorded in SJL.

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