Washington Jan. 24. 1801.
The letter which I wrote you on the 20th. of Dec. I inclosed to Colo. Newton at Norfolk merely to know if you were there. he returned it to me with information that you were in New-York. I then directed it to New York, and being in consequence assured of your address by your’s of the 16th. inst. I have now the pleasure to forward you a letter and an open paper which I recieved from mr Short, and pray you to accept my friendly salutations.
PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “M. Patricot”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosures: see Enclosure No. 2 listed at William Short to TJ, 18 Sep. 1800.
A letter from Patricot to TJ of 1 Feb. 1801, received from New York on the 5th of that month, is recorded in SJL but has not been found.