Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Riegert, 9 September 1821

Sep. 9. 21


on my return after an absence of some weeks from home I find here your favor of Aug. 15. which must be my apology for this late acknolmt of it. I sincerely sympathise with the sufferings it so forcibly states, & wish it were in my power to alleviate them. but really I do not see [. . .] that I can be useful to you in any way.a leave home again within 4 or 5 days to be absent during the rest of the autumn. I can only offer therefore my unavailing wishes that you may be able thro’ other channels to find the relief which I do not see within the limits of my competence. with my regrets for this circumstance accept the assurance of my great respect.

a entirely retired from the world, unmedling in it’s affairs & unconnected with its authorities I am still further disqualified by the circumstance that I shall


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