Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Phanuel Bishop, 15 February 1807

Mr. Speakres Boarding House near Pennsylvania Avenue.—
Monday of February. 1807


I Received your kind invitation to Dine on tuesday Next, for which I thank your Excellency. I senseblely fele the honour Dun me, and wold attend agreable to invitation if my health wold permit. But I am Very much out of health, and hope your Excellency will Excuse me—

Sir. Permit me at this time, to take my Leave, and farewel of your Excellency, hoping your Life and health may be presarvid for many years to Come, and in all Public and Private Concerns, your Excellencys Decisions will be guided by that Being whose Counsels cannot Err, which is the Earnest wish of your Excellencys —obediant Humble Servent

Phanuel Bishop

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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