Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Mann Page, 19 November 1792

To Mann Page

Philadelphia Nov. 19. 1792.

Dear Sir

I inclose you a note which I lately received from Mazzei.—Among other objects he has desired me to wind up for him, is the recovering a gun which he left with Mr. Hunter to be mounted for him. If the convenience of your situation to Mr. Hunter will justify me in asking your aid in it, I would trouble you to make the application, and if successful to lodge the gun with Mr. Joseph Jones in Fredericksburg from whom I will find means of getting a conveyance for it.

Congress have as yet decided on nothing very important, unless we may consider as such a rejection of an effort to permit the heads of departments to deliberate with them for the purpose of explanation, or perhaps of influence. I am with great & constant esteem Dr. Sir your friend & servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mann Page esq.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy. The enclosed note from Mazzei to Page, not found, had been forwarded in Mazzei’s letter to TJ of 23 May 1792.

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