Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Walker, 17 December 1801

From David Walker

Union Tavern 17th. Decr. 1801.

It gives me regret that I cannot have the pleasure of delivering the inclosed in person—I have this moment received it, and as I shall depart from the City in a few hours, I do my self the pleasure to forward it—

With great respect yrs &c.

David Walker

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. and so recorded in SJL with notation “Washn.” Enclosure not found.

Union tavern: a Georgetown tavern that boarded some members of Congress and was kept by Charles McLaughlin until 1807 (Bryan, National Capital description begins Wilhelmus B. Bryan, A History of the National Capital from Its Foundation through the Period of the Adoption of the Organic Act, New York, 1914–16, 2 vols. description ends , 1:520; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1011).

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