Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Jonathan Williams, 18 January 1808

Washington Jan 18. 1808


I am highly gratified by your approbation of the amendments to the Constitution of the U.S. Mily Philo: Society expressed in the note you honoured me with a few days since.

As there are more Members at present in this City than at any other place, I think it my duty to call a meeting as well to obtain their assent to the amendments, as to explain to them the origin, progress, & present State of the Society, & to detail to them the communications that have been received since the last publication.

I propose Saturday the 30th Inst, at the Room now occupied by the Court of Enquiry in Morins Tavern, unless I can obtain a more convenient place of meeting in some one of the public Offices. I prefer the latter because I hope to be honoured with the Company of the Societys Patron, and I feel the deficiency of the first named place in point of decorum.

I shall not issue my notices till I know your Opinion of the measure & therefore request a Line in answer.

I have the honour to be with the highest Respect Your devoted Servant

Jon Williams

Pres. U.S.M.P.S.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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