Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John B. Magruder, 19 February 1812

To John B. Magruder

Monticello Feb. 19. 12.


I did not recieve your letter of Jan. 27. till the 15th inst. I immediately wrote to mr Perry pressing a performance of his contract without further delay. I inclose you his answer and hope he will do what he therein promises. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Magruder”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: John M. Perry to TJ, 18 Feb. 1812, not found, but recorded in SJL as received from Albemarle the same day.

A letter of 23 Apr. 1812 from John M. Perry to TJ, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Charlottesville the same day. For a sense of its possible contents, see TJ’s 19 Apr. 1812 notes printed at his 20 Jan. 1810 letter to Perry.

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  • Magruder, John Bowie; letters to search
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  • Perry, John M.; agreement with TJ search
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