Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Humphreys to Thomas Jefferson, 2 July 1817

From Thomas Humphreys

Lynchburg—2nd July 1817

Thomas Humphreys, has the pleasure of Informing the Honble Thomas Jefferson; that in consequence of a general note of his, having been presented to T. H., by Nace; not having any common Trusses, that would fitt said Nace; he has sent one that precisely suits the servant; & which with care, will last him his life time; the price of which is Eight Dollars; but should it not be approved of; Mr Jefferson will in that case, direct it to be returned.

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 2 July 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC: TJ Papers, ser. 10); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, [18] Aug. 1817, on verso; addressed: “The Honble Thomas Jefferson Poplar Forest per Sevt Nace.”

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  • Humphreys, Thomas; as physician search
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  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); medical care at search
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  • trusses search