Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Henfrey, 4 January 1802

From Benjamin Henfrey

Baltimore Jany 4th. 1802


Two Weeks ago I ventured to address a few Ideas for your Consideration on a subject in which I conceive that I could render the Public very essential service

I now most humbly beg that your Excellency will order your Secretary to inform me what your sentiments are on the plan that I ventured to lay before you and if I have been so unfortunate as to have acted wrong by making the communication immediately to your Excellency, I shall ever esteem it a mark of great condecension & goodness if you will Order that I shall be informed through what department to make my Application—

I have the honor to be with the highest degree of Veneration & Respect Sir Your Obedt. & most Humble Servt.

Benjamin Henfrey

RC (DLC); at head of text: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Jan. and so recorded in SJL.

Two weeks ago: Henfrey to TJ, 19 Dec. 1801.

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