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Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 27 May 1816

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philad May 27: 1816.

Dr sir,

I have just had the honour of receiving your obliging & kind favour of the 20: instant.—

I purposd to leave this1 on Wednesday with Mr Otis, for your seat, & hope to be there by the first of June or thereabouts.—It is possible Mr Otis will go without me, but I will endeavor to accompany him. I return my thanks for your kind invitation.—

With the highest respect & esteem

I am your obedt hul st

Joseph Delaplaine

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 6 June 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (NjMoHP: Lloyd W. Smith Collection); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 12 July 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 27 May.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of “set out.”

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