Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Anderson Warfield, 6 January 1826

Monticello Jan. 6. 26


I have duly recieved your favor of Dec. 27. 25. stating that on the reformation of the Navy in the Spring of 1801 you were retained in the service & stood on the list as 4th Surgeon, and that by a letter of Sep. 1. of the same year from the Secretary of the Navy you were dismissed from the service, and asking information from me on the subject. I have taken time to examine my papers and find not a [. . .] on the subject and at the age of 82. and after a lapse of 26 years my memory is so much in default that not the smallest trace of the transaction remains in that. I am sorry therefore it is not in my power to give you any information respecting it, and with my regrets I pray you to accept assurances of my best wishes and respect.

Th: Jefferson

MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).

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