Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Henry Sherburne, 18 April 1825

Monto Apr. 18. 25.


It is not in my power to inform you of the precise time of the death of Commodore P. Jones. I cannot ascertain even the year. but that being known any file of Newspapers of the date would surely settle it. S. Harrison Smith’s paper, for example, which had a good index would probably announce his death, or any of the periodical publicns of the time. of his journal containing an account of his operns on the Liman, I remember nothing, and most certainly do not possess it. I sent you every paper of his which I had except perhaps insignificant notes. if I ever possessed such a paper, it is most likely I may have retd it to him. I know no other way of accounting for it’s disappearance among my papers, if ever it was among them. with my regret that I am not able to satisfy your enquiries be pleased to accept the assurance of my best wishes for the success of your work and of my respect


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