From Richard N. Thweatt
Petersburg Nov 30th 1816
Yours of the 22nd inst. I received only three days ago—Being abscent in the country with my family prevented my receiving it before—With respect to your box, I had previously Sent it to Richmond, addressed to the care of Mr Gibson, whom I had seen, and who informed me that he would contrive it to you if I would send it over to him1—I trust by this time it has reached you in Safety—I assure you it gave me great pleasure to execute this little office for you, and your anxiety with respect to the little trouble it might give me is the only circumstance I regret, as that trouble, if it could be called so, was undertaken with great pleasure and Satisfaction.—
Richard N. Thweatt
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Dec. 1816 from “Thweate Richd N.” and so recorded in SJL.
1. Word interlined in place of “you.”
2. Manuscript: “profund.”