From Lewis Littlepage
[21 Nov. 1801]
Be pleased to accept my thanks for the invitation with which you have honored me, but as I find nothing can be done in my pecuniary affairs here, I must proceed to Philadelphia while I have the means of so doing, as my monied friends and Agents in England made a strange blunder with respect to our Stocks, and I cannot draw from this place on London.—I shall set out tomorrow morning and regret that the state of my health will not permit me to assure again of the high respect with which I have the honor to be,
Sir, your most devoted Servant
RC (MHi); undated; at foot of page: “T. Jefferson, President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Nov. and so recorded in SJL.
On 30 Nov., Julian Ursin Niemcewicz wrote TJ briefly from Elizabeth, New Jersey, enclosing a letter for Littlepage at Littlepage’s request. “Knowing, how particularly at this time all your moments are usefuly employed for the Good of our Commonwealth, I forbid myself the Pleasure to write longer to you,” Niemcewicz wrote (RC in DLC; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Dec. and so recorded in SJL).