Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Clinton, 13 December 1808

Dec. 13. 1808.


The inclosed was delivered to me among a mass of letters from the post office, and reading only the first line of the superscription, I fell into the same error with the post office, & broke the outer seal. percieving the mistake, I did not break the inner one, and now inclose the packet to you, trusting to your indulgence for an error so entirely unintentional. I salute you with great respect & consideration.

Th: Jefferson

DNA: RG 46—Records of the U.S. Senate.

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