Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Claxton, 4 September 1801

To Thomas Claxton

Monticello Sep. 4. 1801.

Dear Sir

Your favor of Aug. 27. came to hand yesterday. I am sensible the settees could not be here till long after I shall have left this place, & that it will be better they should await your going to Philadelphia. the mattrasses were intended to be single, and to have a decent furniture cover. I shall be at Washington on or before the last day of this month, barring sickness & accidents on the road. I hope the arrangements in the house will be compleated before that time. accept assurances of my esteem & good wishes.

Th: Jefferson

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

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