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Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 30 April 1814

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philadelphia April 30. 1814.


Since I took the liberty of writing to you respecting the portraits of Columbus & Americus Vespusius, I am enabled to send you a perfect proposal of my Biographical work, in the first volume of which your portrait & a Biographical skectch of your life will be given.

I shall be happy if you will authorize me to put [your]1 name with others on my list as a subscriber.

With the highest respect & esteem

I am your obedt huml servt

Joseph Delaplaine

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The Honble Thomas Jefferson late Prest of the U. States”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 May 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

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