From Michael H. Walsh
Friday Morng [11 Apr. 1817] Monticello—
To his Excellency Thos Jefferson
To impress a feature of recollection, that cannot be blotted from existance, a stranger, and a foreigner begs leave to realize this feeling, by being admitted to your presence
independant of The high admiration, that republicans reject, your Excellency will permit me to Join in the homage the world pays you—
Michael. H. Walsh—
RC (MHi); partially dated at foot of text; addressed: “To his Excellency—Thos Jefferson Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 11 Apr. 1817 from Michael A. Walsh received that day and so recorded in SJL.