Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Newton, 17 November 1802

To Thomas Newton

Washington Nov. 17. 1802.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 6th. is recieved. I have no doubt the act you desire is in my printed collection. I have written to mr Dabney Carr my nephew, & an attorney, to desire he will, in passing Monticello, call there, find the act, and have it copied & forwarded to me, and I shall on reciept of it send it on to you. I am happy in this & every other occasion of being useful to you, and of rendering some reciprocity for the many commissions I trouble you with. Accept my friendly salutations and great respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Colo. Thomas Newton”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Because he did not receive Newton’s favor of 6 Oct. until 10 Nov., TJ assumed that Newton had misdated it. have written: TJ to Dabney Carr, 17 Nov.

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