Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas T. Hewson to Thomas Jefferson, 11 January 1812

From Thomas T. Hewson

Philada Jany 11th 1812.


The American Philosophical Society lately held its annual meeting for the election of Officers. On this occasion the Society reiterated its expressions of respect for your person, by again unanimously electing you to the Presidential Chair, in the confident expectation, that your patronage and assistance would still be extended to the promotion of useful knowledge, more especially, at this momentous period, when every patriotic citizen is desirous of living at home, and in peace.

The commands of the Society afford me an opportunity of offering the assurances of my personal respect and veneration for your character

Thos T Hewson secretary

RC (DLC); addressed: “Thos Jefferson Monticello. Virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 12 Jan.; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Jan. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

The American Philosophical Society reelected TJ to its presidential chair at its 3 Jan. 1812 meeting (APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends , Minutes [MS in PPAmP]).

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