Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cramer, 7 April 1822

I recd on the 4th inst. your favor of Mar. 4. informg me of my nomination as an honorary member of the Agricultural society of the Valley, I accept with just respect the membership of the society, and am bound with peculiar sensibility to make my acknolmts for the very kind terms in which the nomination is expressed. I am indeed devoted, and ever have been, to the interests of Agriculture, but the heaviness of age disables me from all activity in it’s service, and will of course render me a very useless member. it does not however lessen my thankfulness for the honor done which I pray you to communicate to the society with the assurance of my high respect and considn.


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