Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Wythe, 10 April 1800

From George Wythe

10 of april, 1800.

G’ Wythe to T’Jefferson

After the seventh decad of my years began i learned to write with the left hand, as you may see by this specimen, and that with ease,1 although slowly. yet if to write were painfull, i should, before this time, have answered your letter of 28 of february: but i have been endeavouring to recollect what little of parliamentary procedings i formerly knew, and find myself unable to give information on the questions which you propounded. adieu, my best friend.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. and so recorded in SJL.

Find myself unable to give information: with this letter Wythe apparently returned the queries on parliamentary procedures, which TJ had enclosed in his letter of 28 Feb.

1Preceding four words interlined.

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