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Christopher Clark to Thomas Jefferson, 2 November 1815

From Christopher Clark

Mount Prospect 2 of Novr 1815

Dear Sir,

your favor of this morning was just now delivered by the servant I am glad to hear of your Return to Bedford and if convenient to you shall be glad to see you here on next sunday to dinner, this will give us the advantage of the early part of next week, and by which time the smoke will have probably disapated so as to afford a fair View of the summit of the mountain

I have discovered a much better situation to asertain the altitude of the sharp than the one we Viewed and by the time you arrive will endeavour to have the Necessary poles prepared for measurement according to your discription

In coming up you will Remember to take the Right hand Road about two miles this side of the Otter Bridge that will bring you streight here we shall be glad to see any acquaintance of yours that may accompany you

Very Respectfully

Dr Sir your mo ob st

Christopher Clark

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Nov. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • altitude; calculations for Peaks of Otter search
  • Bedford County, Va.; smoke in search
  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; and height of Peaks of Otter search
  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; invites TJ to visit search
  • Clark, Christopher Henderson; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Travels; to Peaks of Otter search
  • Mount Prospect (Christopher Henderson Clark’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ visits search
  • Peaks of Otter, Va.; altitude of search
  • Peaks of Otter, Va.; TJ visits search
  • surveying; poles for search