Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Wilkes Kittera, 16 March 1793

From John Wilkes Kittera

Lancaster March 16th. 1793.

Dear Sir

Having left the City before the receipt of Mr. Chambers’ letter to me, containing the inclosed papers, I beg leave to transmit them to you. Mr. Chambers, like all other Projectors,1 appears quite captivated with his discovery. Whether any thing, or what ought to be done with his letter to the President of the National Convention of France, I submit to you as better able to judge. I am, Sir, with Sentiments of perfect respect & esteem Your most obt. & very hble Servt.

Jno W: Kittera

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); at foot of text: “Honble. Thos. Jefferson Esqr.” and (immediately above in a different hand, possibly TJ’s) “sign of Lamb. Market”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Apr. 1793. Enclosures not found.

1Word reworked from “inventors.”

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