From William A. Burwell
Baltimore feby 26th 1817
My dr Sir.
Colo Taylor & myself, equally regret having troubled you with Mr Graham’s papers, & feel Satisfied that you have expressed no opinion—I expected you would receive many letters in your retirement from those who have your happiness at heart, or wish the Sanction of your name to Support favorite opinions, but I had no idea that your labors were So great; I am only Surprised that you have Submitted for Such a length of time—If I am not compelled to pass thro Richmond it will give me great pleasure to See you once more—please remember me kindly to the family, & accept yourself my best wishes for your happiness
W. A Burwell
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Mar. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Wayles Eppes, 31 Mar. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq Milton Virginia”; stamp canceled; postmarked.