From Joseph Delaplaine
Philadelphia May 23d 1813
I have commenced the publication of a series of engraved portraits of the eminent men of our country by Mr Edwin & Leney in their best style.
Have the goodness to inform me whether there is an approved likeness of yourself, who painted by, & in whose possession it is.
I think I have understood Mr Rembrandt Peale has some time ago obtained your permission to sit for a portrait.
Hoping to hear from you on the subject,
|South west Corner 7th & Chesnut streets|
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre”; endorsed by TJ as received 28 May 1813 and so recorded in SJL.