Thomas Jefferson Papers

Hezekiah Niles to Thomas Jefferson, 5 August 1817

From Hezekiah Niles

Balt. Aug 5. 1817


Feeling myself so sensibly the labor of reading & drudgery of answering long letters, I had almost resolved to retain the enclosed—but really & honestly, I know not well how to dispense with it, if I would effect the design proposed.1

Very respectfully Yr obt St

H Niles

opened after [being] sealed, by HN

RC (DLC); one word illegible; endorsed by TJ as received <18> 19 Aug. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (ViU: TJP); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Wood, 26 Nov. 1817, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, esquire late President US. (near) Milton Va”; franked; postmarked Baltimore, 5 Aug.

1Manuscript: “poposed.”

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