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To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin H. Latrobe, 16 November 1802

From Benjamin H. Latrobe

Philadelphia, Novr. 16th. 1802.

Dear Sir

The Post came in so late to-day, that I cannot prepare to leave Philadelphia in compliance with your favor of the 13th. before Thursday morning (the day after tomorrow). I shall then come on by the Mail, and by using my utmost exertion to accomplish the object, in which you have pleased to engage me, prove how gratefully sensible I am of the honor you have done me by your confidence.

I am with true respect Yr. faithful hble Servt

B Henry Latrobe

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “The President of the U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.

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