Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Robert S. Coleman, 23 October 1801

To Robert S. Coleman

Washington Oct. 23. 1801.


I recieved yesterday your favor of the 20. the last letter I have from Lewis Littlepage is dated at Altona Jan. 17. 1801. expressing his intention of coming to this country early the then ensuing spring. of this I gave notice to his brother mr Carter Littlepage. the latter further informed me that if any accident should happen to him he had deposited a will in England of which he had made Ld. Wycombe there, & myself here the executors. since the date of that letter I have heard nothing from him or of him. I think it probable he will endeavor to be here before the winter sets in. accept my respects & good wishes.

Th: Jefferson

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

Last Letter: TJ had not yet received Lewis Littlepage’s 3 Aug. communication to him from London. On 8 May, after receiving Littlepage’s January letter, TJ informed carter littlepage that his brother’s return to the United States seemed imminent.

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