Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Dougherty, 10 February 1819

Washington City Feb. 10th 1819

Dear Sir

Jack Shorter requests of me to acquiant you of his present state.

His wife left him, and went to the western country about a year ago.

He, afterwards became dissipated—and flew to me for protection. I succeeded in reforming him—but he has not been able to earn any thing to support him for several months past.

He both fears, & loves me—and I cannot reffuse him any thing in my power.

It will give me infinite pleasure to know the true state of your health.

Sir, your Humble servt

Jos. Dougherty

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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