Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Moody, 27 November 1821

Monto Nov. 27. 21.

Time has obliterated so much of persons & things from my memory that I cannot always command the recollections for which I am called on. this is the case with respect to yourself. I know I have long been acquainted with you, during the revolution, before it too I believe & since while acting for Oliver Evans. but the particulars of our intercourse have very much escaped my memory. this much I can say with safety that the general impression remaining on my mind is that you were a person of worth & respectability and that not a flaw or suspicion to the contrary exists with me. but all particulars are gone. accept therefore the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: J.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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