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I have not hastened to reply to your letter of June 19. because I saw that your departure for Bedford would prevent your recieving it until your return; & the present will reach Monticello at your debotter . I am sorry that M r H. should think any thing further, to be necessary for his safety; not, assuredly, that I am not willing to give him every satisfaction his caution can devise, but...
On my return from my summer excursion I have found here Grouchy who is preparing to set out on his long intended visit to Monticello —He begs me to mention this to you, & to say with certainty that he will be there from the 18 th to the 20 th of this month. I mentioned to him the uncertainty of finding you as you might be in one of your Bedford excursions— but he says he reproaches himself...
At On the 6 th inst: I wrote to you at M al Grouchy s request, to state his intention of being at Monticello about the 20 th — Since then I have seen M r Harris who informed me your intention was to go to
Your letter of the 14 th ul to was rec d here on the 24 th . As soon as I found from it that M r H. expected, & had a right to expect, I should execute the deed in question, I began the business. Yet it was not until today, that I have succeeded, after a third visit to the Mayor’s office, to obtain the point. It is a most disagreeable corveé to pass through this office—There is always a croud...
Knowing your present aversion to writing, & knowing also how much you are accablé by inevitable correspondence, I have abstained for some time from adding to this load. If I break in upon you at this moment it is because I am in search of information that I know not where to look for otherwise, & indeed which I can have no certainty of finding from you—If you recollect, among the articles...
In the long course of our acquaintance, & of my friendship & veneration for you, I do not recollect ever to have recieved a letter from you which has so much excited my sensibility, & at the same time given me so much pleasure as yours of the 10 th inst. —It is such a mark of your friendly recollection under such painful circumstances, & at the same time relieves me from so much sollicitude on...
My letter of the 17 th ul to will have informed you of the very great pleasure which yours of the 10 th gave me, & the relief which I recieved from it at the moment, on account of the anxiety under which I was as to your health. I feel now that I have need of a repetition of this anodyne—for since your letter of the 10 th of Nov r now more than a month, I have not heard of the progress of your...
I have deprived myself for a very long time of the pleasure of writing to you, as I know how much you are taxed by correspondence & how burthensome that tax is to you. This abstinence on my part has been a real sacrifice, & more especially since we have heard through the newspapers, of the fire of Monticello. None of your friends here with whom I have spoken, know any thing more of it than...
I had the pleasure of writing to you at some length on the 25 th ul to & I would not give you this trouble now if I were certain that letter had reached your hands. But I have some apprehension that my servant may have been negligent in carrying that letter to the post-office, as I have lately heard that you were at Monticello & not at Bedford, as I had at first supposed, on not hearing from...
Your kind letter of July 1. was rec d by me at Philadelphia, at the moment I was leaving the City. As you mentioned that you were at the same time setting out for Bedford, I percieved that I could without inconvenience postpone my answer until my arrival here—knowing that your letters are not sent after you to Bedford, but await your return to Monticello. The report which you mention having...