To Thomas T. Hewson
Monticello Jan. 26. 12.
Our last post brought me your favor of the 11th informing me that the American Philosophical society had again done me the honor of electing me to their Presidential chair. I feel continued gratitude for these repeated marks of their good will, & consider them as renewed obligations to devote myself to their service in any way in which they can make me useful. I regret indeed that the occasions are so infrequent. in doing me the favor of conveying to the society a repetition of my thanks, I pray you to accept for yourself the assurances of my great esteem & respect.
RC (PPAmP: APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends Archives); addressed: “Thomas T. Hewson Secretary of the Amer. Philosophical Society Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton, 27 Jan. 1812; endorsed in part: “Elect Prest Read 7 Feby 1812.” PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.