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Isaac Briggs to Thomas Jefferson, 17 November 1817

From Isaac Briggs

Utica 11 mo 17–1817—

My dear and Venerated Friend,

Be pleased to accept the enclosed little pamphlet as a small testimony of that esteem and love for thee which will, I hope, never end.

I am employed as Engineer on the Grand Canal from Lake Erie to New York. Its progress is auspicious. Some miles of it are already finished.

Accept my most affectionate salutations.

Isaac Briggs.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Briggs, An Address delivered before the Oneida Society for the Promotion of American Manufactures, in their annual meeting in Whitesboro’ on the 21st of October, 1817 (Utica, 1817; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 6 [no. 223]; TJ’s copy in DLC: Rare Book and Special Collections).

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