Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Newton, 22 August 1801

From Thomas Newton

Augt 22. 1801

Dr Sir

The post just going off and appearances of the seal being rather suspicious of having been opend I have inclosed it; this place at present is remarkably healthy, the frequent thunder & rains I believe in a great measure contributes to it. we have no late arivals therefore no news from Europe, the trade is dull & I think will continue for some time, freights are much falling & provisions not worth sending from this to any market. accept my best wishes

Thos Newton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: probably Newton’s letter printed above.

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