Thomas Jefferson Papers

Jerman Baker to Thomas Jefferson, 19 February 1817

From Jerman Baker

House of Delegates 19 Feby 1817

Dr Sir,

I take pleasure in communicating to you the fate of the Bill incorporating a Company to Turnpike the Road from Rock Fish Gap to Moore’s Ford, A motion was made by Mr Thweatt this morning to postpone it indefinitely which succeeded, a similar motion was made by me some days since but was lost by a small majority

Be pleased Sir, to present my affectionate regards to Mrs R— & family—& be assured of the sincere affection & profound respect of


Jerman Baker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Feb. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 16 Mar. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 20 Feb.

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