Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston, 4 April 1783

To Robert R. Livingston

April 4. 1783.


I am much obliged by the receipt of your favor of to-day and thankful for the honor Congress do me in expressing so kindly their satisfaction with what was no more than duty in me.

I beg leave also to acknowlege your goodness in the trouble you have taken with my account. It is perfectly agreeable, settled as you mention it, and I would wish nothing further to be proposed for any time I may spend on my return. The sum allowed will liberally reimburse my expences and I never wished any thing more.

Permit me to express to you my sensibility of the kindness and attentions you have shown me and to subscribe myself with very great sincerity & esteem Sir Your most obedient friend & servt,

Th: Jefferson

RC (Morristown National Historical Park, N.J.); endorsed: “From Mr. Jefferson 4th. April 1783.” A fragment of Dft of this letter is on verso of Dft of TJ’s letter to John Jay, 11 Apr. 1783.

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