Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Aaron Burr, 19 November 1801

To Aaron Burr

Washington Nov. 19. 1801

Dear Sir

In my letter of yesterday I forgot to put the inclosed and to ask the favor of you to address it to the proper place. it is in answer to one I received three months ago, dated in Dumfries, but the gentleman was there only as a traveller and did not advise me where to address the answer. I inclosed it to mr Gallatin having heard him speak of the writer. but he returned it to me two months ago, not knowing whither to address it. he has lately mentioned that you were acquainted with the person & would probably know his residence. this induces me to trouble you with superscribing the place where he is to be found and putting it into the post office. health and best wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); in ink at foot of text: “A. Burr esq. V. P. of the US.”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure: TJ to John Davis, 11 Sep. 1801.

One i received three months ago: see John Davis to TJ, 31 Aug.

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