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Thomas Jefferson to Victoire Laporte, 20 April 1821

To Victoire Laporte

Monticello Apr. 20. 21.

Dear Madam

Your letter of the 15th finds me in the moment of departure on a journey of considerable absence from home. I am sorry it is not in my power to give you any information as to mr Laporte. the last time I saw him he told me he should go to Washington for a patent for a particular invention. I think it probable he has heard there of some suitable situation, in pursuit of which he has gone on. that he may find a comfortable one for yourself and family is my sincere wish which I tender you with the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Made Laporte”; endorsed by TJ.

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