To William W. Hening
Monticello Dec. 1. 09
After my return from Richmond I took a journey to Bedford from which I have been returned but about a week. that time has been occupied by an accumulation of letters during my absence which required answers, & have left me time to cast but a cursory eye over the volume of laws you were so kind as to send me. this prevents my being more particular in the inclosed letter, which however is probably as long as the occasion requires. I repeat to you the assurances of my respect.1
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Hening”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: see following document.
1. Manuscript: “respct.”