Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Peyton Short, 22 July 1792

From Peyton Short

W[ood]ford Cty. (Kentucky) July 22d. 1792

Dear Sir

Herewith I send you enclosed a Letter to my Brother. May I impose so far on your Benevolence as to request the favor of you to forward it with some one of your Packets?

I take the Liberty also of forwarding you a Copy of our Constitution. Although as a Statesman you may consider it as no very valuable prize, I yet thought it might not be unworthy of your perusal, as every object of Nature or Art furnishes food for Philosophy. I am, dear Sir, with the highest Sentiments of respect & Esteem Yr. most Obt. Sert.

Peyton Short

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Sep. 1792, “but no letter inclosed.” Recorded in SJL. For the enclosed Kentucky constitution, see note to James Madison to TJ, 12 June 1792.

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