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Henry Dearborn to Thomas Jefferson, 26 September 1815

From Henry Dearborn

Washington Septr 26th 1815

Dear Sir,

If no new causes of delay occur we1 shall set out tomorrow morning for Monticello. I wrote to Mr Rodney immediately after I was honored with your friendly letter, and expected on my arrival at Wilmington that he would have Joined me at this place & proceeded on with us, but his official, or professional, ingagements disappointed me of the pleasure of his company. I now fear that my visit will be so late as to interefere with your usual visits to your distant plantations, but I cannot deny myself the pleasure I have so long contemplated.—

yours with the highest respect

& esteem,

H. Dearborn

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Richard Rush, 26 Oct. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Honbl Thomas Jefferson Monticello”; franked; postmarked Washington City, 27 Sept.

Caesar A. rodney was at this time a Delaware state senator (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, 1999, 24 vols. description ends ).

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  • Dearborn, Sarah Bowdoin (James Bowdoin’s widow; Henry Dearborn’s third wife); plans to visit TJ search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Dearborn, Henry and Sarah Bowdoin search
  • Rodney, Caesar Augustus; as legislator search
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