Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Preston to Thomas Jefferson, 19 August 1816

From John Preston

19th Aug. 1816


Impressed with an idea that you have not seen my note of 18th. Instant, I beg leave to present my Manuscript a second time—I consider Sir, if you should acquiessce with those who have recommended the work, that your separate Recommendation will be of great importance

With due Respect

am Sir your and my Country’s friend

John Preston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Honourable Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received from Charlottesville on 19 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

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