Thomas Jefferson Papers

III. Thomas Jefferson to Henry Remsen, Jr., 28 May 1791

III. Thomas Jefferson to Henry Remsen, Jr.

Saratoga May 28. 1791.

Dear Sir

I recieved at New York and Albany the letters and papers you were so kind as to forward thither. I am so far on my journey, and am now able to calculate with some probability my future course and progress. I shall go Northwardly still three days and then tack about, go to Bennington to Connecticut river, then down that and thro Long island to N. Y. and Philadelphia. I expect to be at Bennington the 5th. of June, at Hartford the 10th. and at N. York the 18th. and shall be glad to recieve at those places my letters, and Fenno’s newspapers. Inconveniently situated for writing I can only add assurances of the esteem with which I am Dear Sir Your obedt. humble servt,

Th: Jefferson

RC (MdHi); addressed: “Mr. Henry Remsen Philadelphia Market street No. 270”; franked; postmarked: “Albany” and “1 iv [June]”; endorsed by Remsen as received 7 June 1791. Not recorded in SJL.

So far as the entries in SJL indicate, TJ did not receive any letters in New York when he arrived on the 19th. The only letter recorded as received at Albany, which he reached on the morning of the 26th, is Washington’s brief note of 8 May 1791. The papers that he mentions no doubt included Fenno’s Gazette of the United States which he particularly asked to have forwarded.

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