Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to William Thornton and Others, 23 April 1802

To William Thornton and Others

Friday Apl. 23. 1802.

Th: Jefferson requests the favor of Doctr. & Mrs. Thornton & Mrs. Breadeau to dine with him on Monday next, the 26th. Inst. at half after three oclock.—

The favor of an answer is asked.

RC (DLC: William Thornton Papers); in Meriwether Lewis’s hand; addressed: “Doctr. Thornton.” Not recorded in SJL.

William Thornton, his wife Anna Maria Thornton, and her mother Ann Brodeau were frequently invited to DINE at the President’s House; see Charles T. Cullen, “Jefferson’s White House Dinner Guests,” White House History, 17 (2006), 39, and Vol. 34:103.

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