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William Wirt to Thomas Jefferson, 25 September 1816

From William Wirt

Richmond—Sept. 25. 1816.

Wm1 Wirt, with respectful compliments to Mr Jefferson, sends a few more sheets of the biography—and thinks he may venture to add the consoling assurance that a few more pages, (20, or at the most 30) will put an end to the trouble to which Mr Jefferson has been so kind as to subject himself.

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 1 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. Tr (MdHi: Wirt Papers). Enclosure: manuscript, not found, of a portion of Wirt, Patrick Henry.

1Tr: “Mr.”

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