From Thomas T. Hewson
Philada Jany 8th 1811.
At the annual election of Officers, held on the 4th instant by again re-electing you to the Presidential chair, The American Philosophical Society has renewed its expressions of respect for your character, and of gratitude for the repeated benefits received thro your fostering attention to the welfare of the Society. I am happy in the honour conferred on me in being made the channel of this communication, and hope that I may be permitted to join in the pleasing expectation that you will long continue to preside over the interests of this institution
Thos T Hewson Correspondg Secy
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1811 and so recorded in SJL (which describes the letter as written by Hewson “for A. Phil. socy”).