Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Matthews, 3 March 1809

Washington City—March 3d—1809—

Several months ago a Subscription paper of St Patrick’s Church accidentally fell under the notice of the President of the United States. He with characterestic liberality and condescension, informed Captain Andrews a Trustee of the above mentioned Church, that so soon as the persons interested in the undertaking should have collected a sufficient Sum to authorise them to commence the Building, he would readily contribute towards the building— The Rector of St Patrick’s Church has the honor to inform his excellency the President, that the building is covered in;— and that whatever donation he may in his liberality think proper to make to the Church will be gratefully received by yr his humble servt.

William Matthews

rector of St Patrick’s

Washington City

ViW: Jefferson Papers, Tucker-Coleman Collection.

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