From Thomas H. Palmer
Philadelphia, Oct. 23, 1816.
I hope you will pardon the liberty I am taking of enclosing a letter to my brother, who is at present on his way from Lexington Ky to Petersburg, Va. The letter which I enclose will be useless unless it reach him before he gets to Petersburg & Monticello is the only place he has mentioned of his route. If G. P. has not yet reached Monticello, you will oblige me by keeping the letter for him; if he has already passed, by throwing it in the fire. I am Sir,
Thos H. Palmer
RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 7 Nov. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joseph C. Cabell, 1 Jan. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esq. Monticello Milton Virginia”; franked; postmarked (faint) Philadelphia,  Oct. Enclosure not found.
g. p.: George Palmer.