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Peter H. Wendover to Thomas Jefferson, 1 March 1817

From Peter H. Wendover

Washington City 1st March 1817

Respected Sir—

In January 1815 I had the honor to forward you from New York, a small volume1 of Sermons delivered in that City, by the Rev Dr McLeod, in the preceding Summer, adapted to the then reasonable expectation that an attack would be made on that part of our beloved Country by the British—To those Sermons you were pleased to give the testimony of your high approbation.

That worthy Divine having during the present Session of Congress made a visit to this City, presented me a volume2 of some of his Sermons since preached, and recently published; I beg leave to enclose it to you Sir, in care of my worthy friend, the hon. Judge Nelson of Virginia who has kindly promised to deliver it to you.

With my best wishes that the remnant of your days may be as happy, as the past have been useful, permit me to subscribe myself

Sir, Most Respectfully Your Obt & Huml Servt

Pr H: Wendover

RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); in an unidentified hand, signed by Wendover; endorsed by TJ as received 8 May 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Le Tellier, 22 July 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Montecello Virginia.” Enclosure: Alexander McLeod, The Life and Power of True Godliness; described in a Series of Discourses (New York, 1816; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 9 [no. 536]).

Wendover’s earlier letter to TJ was dated 30 january 1815.

1Manuscript: “volumn.”

2Manuscript: “volumn.”

Index Entries

  • A Scriptural View of the Character, Causes, and Ends of the Present War (A. McLeod) search
  • books; on War of1812 search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • McLeod, Alexander; A Scriptural View of the Character, Causes, and Ends of the Present War search
  • McLeod, Alexander; The Life and Power of True Godliness; described in a Series of Discourses search
  • Nelson, Hugh; conveys packages to TJ search
  • religion; works on search
  • sermons; sent to TJ search
  • The Life and Power of True Godliness; described in a Series of Discourses (A. McLeod) search
  • War of1812; A Scriptural View of the Character, Causes, and Ends of the Present War (A. McLeod) search
  • Wendover, Peter Hercules; letter from search
  • Wendover, Peter Hercules; on A. McLeod search
  • Wendover, Peter Hercules; sends book to TJ search