Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Riley, 28 January 1819

Washington Jany 28, 1819

Honourable Sir

On my arrival in this city a few days since I had the honour of receiving your favour acknowledging the receipt of mine & Mr Simpsons Petition which has since been laid before the Senate

For your goodness I beg you to accept my most unfeigned thanks, I shall send a copy of your letter to Mr Simpson & have great hopes that it will cause congress to view his situation in a more favourable light

I have now the pleasure to send you a copy of my Narrative which you will do me the honour to accept

And with the truest sentiments of Veneration & esteem, I am sir your most humble & most devoted admirer & servant

James Riley

ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.

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