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.
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.