Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 19 April 1809

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington Apl 19. 1809


I beg you will pardon me for not returning you thanks for the noble recommendation you were so good as to send me by Short[er]. I do not see that there is any thing wanting in it.

Mr T:J. Randolph left this place on the 4th of this month on his way to Philada—he spent the preceeding evening with me, he was in good health, I recieved your letter respecting the eider down coverlet, which I will take good care of, and send it by the first cary person I find going that way, your wild geese will be here in two or three weeks from this time,—this day I got the last of the documents from the printing office, I will take care to send you all in due time,—tomorrow I set out to Wilmington for the sheep Mr Dupon promised to me, if you have any commands1 that way, a letter will find me at Wilmington untill the third or fourth of may, I shall wach the post office I have many things to wright to you of the proceed[ings] at the Presidents house, but I have no time now

Sir your Hble Servt

Jos Dougherty

RC (DLC); right margin frayed; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; franked and postmarked; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Apr. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

The noble recommendation has not been identified. dupon: probably Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours.

1Manuscript: “commnds.”

Index Entries

  • comforters search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; acquires sheep for TJ search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; and merino sheep search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters from search
  • du Pont de Nemours, Eleuthère Irénée; and merino sheep search
  • geese; wild search
  • household articles; comforters search
  • sheep; J. Dougherty acquires for TJ search
  • Shorter, Jack; delivers letters search