Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joachim Frederick Eckard, 12 April 1805

Philadelphia 12th. April 1805.


A scientific Gentleman at Copinhagen gave me in charge, when I was there last Winter, to convey to your Excellency the inclosed with a small Package containing some ancient coins, which he has begged your Excellencys permission to offer as a token of his great respect.

I have felt as highly gratify’d to have been honour’d with this commission, as I feel happy in this opportunity of most respectfully joining with my countrymen in paying you the tribute of my homage and veneration

I most humbly beg permission to sign Your Excellencies Most obedient and most humble Servant.

J. F. Eckard

Danish V. Consul at Philadelphia

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