Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Major Clayton, 15 August 1814

To Major Clayton

Monticello Aug. 15. 14.


By a letter of July 8. from Dr Wallace, lately recieved, I am informed that a servant of his coming on to this place with a packet1 addressed to me, was taken sick at Culpeper court house & returned home, and that you had been so kind as to recieve the packet. on this ground I send the bearer for it, and ask the favor of it’s being delivered to him, tendering at the same time my thanks for your care of it, and the assurances of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Majr Clayton”; on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

1Reworked from “bun.”

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