Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, 14 June 1798

To Julian Ursin Niemcewicz

Philadelphia June 14. 98

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 9th. is but this moment put into my hands, so that I have barely time to get an answer in for the first post. I percieve by your letter that I shall probably fail of the pleasure of meeting you. I shall leave this on Wednesday the 20th. and pass through Georgetown on the 22d. at the Stage hour. before that time I apprehend you will have left it. I have this day recieved the sword for Genl. Kosciuszko, and put it in the care of a trusty person. Capt. Lee who delivered it to me, tells me he has a letter for you from England, which he will bring me tomorrow morning. I will leave it in the care of my landlord, mr Francis, to be kept till you call or send for it. I am sorry you were so long getting my letter, as it must have [occasioned] you some uneasy [sensations]. it was sent by the first post after the reciept of yours. I shall [count] on the pleasure of seeing you at Monticello. the hour of the post obliges me to conclude with assurances of the great esteem & attachment of Dr Sir

Your most obedt. servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); faint; at foot of text: “Mr. Niemcewicz”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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