To Joseph Dougherty
Monticello Mar. 23. 17.
your letter of the 10th did not come to hand until the 20th instant. on examining my files I find that the letter to mr Lambert was an exact copy of that to Genl Varnum and all the others to whom I wrote on that occasion. I have therefore recopied it and addressed it to mr Lambert, which I now inclose, and return you the copy of that to Genl Varnum. wishing you success in your application I salute you with friendship & attachment.
PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Richard Rush to TJ, 19 Feb. 1817; at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Dougherty”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: two copies of TJ’s Circular to Certain Republican Senators, 19 Sept. 1811.