Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Clay, 10 May 1812

To Charles Clay

Sunday May. 10. 12.

Th Jefferson to mr Clay

The bearer comes to beg some Asparagus, and if you have no better project for the day, to come and partake of it, weather permitting. I salute you with friendship & respect.

RC (Heritage Auction Galleries, Dallas, 2011); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Clay”; endorsed by Clay. Not recorded in SJL. This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was published, will appear in the concluding supplement to the print edition.

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