To William Caruthers
Monticello Feb. 11. 15.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Caruthers and asks the favor of him to have the inclosed letter delivered to the officer to whom it is addressed, as the name is unknown to him. he has left it unsealed for mr Caruther’s perusal, as he may be able to explain it to the Assessor & Collector. he salutes him with great esteem & respect.
RC (ViU: TJP); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “William Caruthers esq. Lexington Virginia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 15 Feb.; endorsed by Caruthers. Not recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ to the Federal Assessor for Rockbridge County, 11 Feb. 1815.