Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Robert Patterson, 5 January 1807

Washington Jan. 5. 1807.

Dear Sir

I am obliged to return you the inclosed with a request to send me duplicates of them; because I have to lay them before each house of Congress, and they must be equally original. would a copy have sufficed without a failure of respect to either house, I would not have given you this trouble. I salute you with affection & respect

Th: Jefferson


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