Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Pendleton, Jr., 26 February [1793]

To John Pendleton, Jr.

Philadelphia Feb. 26.1 [1793]


I have duly received your favor of the [13th. inst. and am?] sorry I cannot furnish you from hence with [what?] you desire, as it is lodged at Monticello, [where no other?] person can turn to it but myself. I will [keep it?] in mind, and on my first return [there endeavor?] to send it to you. I am with great esteem Sir your most obedt. servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); badly faded in part; at foot of text: “Mr. John Pendleton.” Tr (ViU: Edgehill-Randolph Papers); 19th-century copy with blanks for words illegible in PrC. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 25 Feb. 1793 (see note 1 below).

John Pendleton, Jr. (ca. 1749–ca. 1807) of Henrico County, a nephew of the Virginia jurist Edmund Pendleton, was Virginia state auditor from 1783 until 1796 (Madison, Papers description begins William T. Hutchinson, Robert A. Rutland, J. C. A. Stagg, and others, eds., The Papers of James Madison, Chicago and Charlottesville, 1962–, 17 vols. description ends , i, 190n; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer and others, eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers … Preserved in the Capitol at Richmond, Richmond, 1875–93, 11 vols. description ends , viii, 391–2, 398). His favor of the 13th. inst. from Richmond, recorded in SJL as received 21 Feb. 1793, has not been found.

1Digits overwritten in ink by TJ, possibly at a later date.

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