From William Helms
Thursday, 20th Jany 1803
Helms, informs the President of the United States, he cannot accept his invitation, contained in his note of yesterday, to dine on friday.
RC (MHi); addressed: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ: “Helms J.”
TJ’s note of yesterday to the New Jersey congressman is not recorded in SJL and has not been found.