Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Enoch Reynolds, 13 July 1816

To Enoch Reynolds

Monticello July 13. 16.


Absence from home has occasioned my not recieving till lately your favor of June 27. I have for some time declined becoming a subscriber for any new work, on the general wish to avoid every possible new engagement. I return you the inclosed however with my subscription for a copy of the Declaration of Independance, I will ask the favor of mr John Barnes of Georgetown to recieve the copy when ready, and to pay for it.

Accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (MHi); with subjoined receipt from Joseph Reynolds to John Barnes, 28 Jan. 1820 (see TJ to Barnes, 23 Mar. 1820); beneath signature: “Mr Enoch Reynolds.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Barnes to TJ, 31 May 1816; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Declaration of Independence search
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