Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Tobias Lear, 11 February 1792

From Tobias Lear

Saturday Morning 11t. Februay 92

T. Lear has the honor to inform Mr. Jefferson that the President considers the 22d. day of this month as his birth day, having been born on the 11t. old Style.

T. Lear further adds, that the President does not expect to See any Company today on the above occasion—and moreover, that the President’s birth day was last year noticed in this City on the 22d.—and T. L. has understood, in an indirect manner, from some of the Gentlemen of the City that the same day would be observed this year.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Feb. 1792 with following comment written beneath the date: “on the President’s true birth day.”

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