To Dwight Foster
Th: Jefferson requests the favour of The Honble Mr. Dwight Foster to dine with him the day after tomorrow—at half after three, or at whatever later hour the house may rise.
Monday Feb 1st. 1802.
The favour of an answer is asked.
RC (PPAmP); printed form, with blanks filled by Meriwether Lewis reproduced in italics; addressed by Lewis: “The Honble Mr. Dwight Foster”; endorsed by Foster. See illustration.
Dwight Foster (1757–1823) was elected as a Federalist to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts in June 1800, after serving in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1793. He was the younger brother of Senator Theodore Foster of Rhode Island (Biog. Dir. Cong. description begins Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1774–1989, Washington, D.C., 1989 description ends ).