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Charles Clay to Thomas Jefferson, 18 December 1811

From Charles Clay

Dec. 18. 1811

Dear Sir,

your Servant yesterday met with me in the field where I was a little engaged & gave me your Note, I sent him to the house with the baskett & to wait till I Should return, he did not wait for me, he left the Compass & protractor, but no Chain nor Compass Staff.—that part of your note respecting the hearth Stones will be particularly attended to Should I see the Masons as well as any other Command with which Mr Jefferson may think fit to honor

his Friend & humble Sert

C. Clay

RC (MHi); addressed: “Tho. Jefferson Esquire”; twice endorsed by TJ as received 18 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s note to Clay is not recorded in SJL and has not been found.

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