Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Page, 22 January 1798

From John Page

Richmond Jany. 22d. 1798

My dear Jefferson

My long Absence from hence, occasioned by Sickness which prevented my return, & the Post-master’s officious good intentioned Effort to convey your letters to me at Rosewell, where he supposed I should remain during the present Session of Assembly, put it out of my Power to acknowledge the Receipt of them ’till now. I thank you for your Letter, & for Fauchet’s Pamphlet.

At present I can not recollect any Circumstance respecting Logan’s Speech: & I do not remember that I ever heard it in Lord Dunmore’s or Foy’s Company; or, indeed where, or when I first heard it—I will however enquire how the Story came to us, & who you may apply to for Information respecting it—We are hurrying on to finish our Session in three days more—I am in a Tavern crouded—when in my bed-room I have no Retirement that can be relied on for a Moment, as I have but a Moiety of the Room & the Table in it. Accept therefore of this from your Friend—

John Page

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 30 Jan. 1798 and so recorded in SJL.

Your letter: TJ to Page, [1] Jan. 1798.

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