Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Solomon Bartlett, 15 September 1801

From Solomon Bartlett

September the 15 day 1801

to the father or perteckter of a meracea i as a unwise son do beg to your exlence to for give and excuse my forrodness. i must acknolledg to my sham that my discovery when broug in to completness it did not answer to my expecttation and grat astoneshment in which i shall be ever coud in my own a perences everry thing answered com plet but the spring of my fountain has failed i must beleve that it was a judgment on me from the Lord so my good will and prayer to you

Solomon Bartlett

RC (MHi); addressed: “to the present of the unniteed States of amarycea”; franked; postmarked at Easton, Maryland, 6 Oct.; recorded in SJL as received 9 Oct. with notation “postmarkd Boston.”

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