Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 28 July 1801

To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours

Washington July 28. 1801.

Dear Sir

Being closely engaged in my last arrangements for leaving this place I have barely time to acknolege the reciept of your favor of the 23d. and to inform you that I have this day inclosed it to General Dearborne who is at home, (Hallowell in the district of Maine) with a request that he will do in it what he thinks best, & communicate with you on the subject. I shall now be absent till the last of September. I am happy to find you are safe at home; at least I presume you are so & that neither yourself, Made. Dupont nor our little friend experienced any injury on the road. I presume it, because knowing the interest I take in your happiness, you would have mentioned it if any thing had befallen you. my respectful salutations to Madame Dupont, health and affectionate attachment to yourself.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DeGH); addressed: “Monsr. Dupont de Nemours near New York”; franked and postmarked. PrC (DLC); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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