Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henry Latrobe, 21 March 1807

Washington March 21st. 1807


I was going to send you the enclosed when I received your valuable present of the Camera obscura, accompanied by a note still more valuable. You have conferred upon me nothing but benefits. This additional kindness renders me at a loss how to express what I feel towards you. I cannot do it in words; but the opinion and the regard that prompted this new proof of your sentiments towards me are felt & valued as the highest honor I have ever received, or can ever deserve.—

I hear with extreme pain that your indisposition continues.—The change of air to that of Monticello will no doubt be your most certain & agreeable cure. Accept my sincerest wishes for Your health & my most grateful acknowledgements for your favor

I am with the highest respect Yrs

B Henry Latrobe

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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