Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph H. Nicholson and Rebecca Nicholson, 26 January 1802

To Joseph H. Nicholson and Rebecca Nicholson

Tuesday Jan. 26. 1802.

Th: Jefferson requests the favor of The Honble. Mr. & Mrs. Nicholson’s company to dinner the day after tomorrow at half after three oclock, or at whatever later hour the House may rise.

RC (DLC: Shippen Family Papers); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand; addressed: “The Honble Mr. Nicholson”; endorsed.

Rebecca Lloyd, daughter of Edward Lloyd of Annapolis and of “Wye house,” near Easton, Maryland, married Joseph H. Nicholson in 1793 (DAB description begins Allen Johnson and Dumas Malone, eds., Dictionary of American Biography, New York, 1928–36, 20 vols. description ends , 13:505).

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