To Thomas McKean Myer
Montpellier Ocr. 12. 1819
Your letter1 with the second annual report of the American Colonization Society, presented by the Managers in a volume so elegantly printed & bound, having got into a wrong channel did not till lately come to hand. This has delayed the thanks which I beg may now be returned with my best wishes for the success of the Society, in the highly meritorious object of their Institution.
I had previously received Copies of the 1st & 2d. Editions of their 2d. annual report, forwarded at the request of the Managers, by a gentleman whose communication I was prevented from acknowleging by my failure in making out the name subscribed to it. I tender you Sir my friendly respects
RC (owned by Gary Grossman, New York, N.Y., 1981). Addressed by JM to Myer at Washington. Thomas McKean Myer (ca. 1800–26) was a Washington, D.C. lawyer (Daily National Intelligencer, 29 Dec. 1826).
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