Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John F. Mercer, 26 August 1803

To John F. Mercer

Monticello Aug. 24. 03.

Dear Sir

On the reciept of your letter of the 6th. inst: I forwarded that to mr Pinckney with the papers accompanying it to the Secretary of state who has, with my sanction, written to mr Pinckney to conform to your wish and forwarded your letter & papers to him. Accept my friendly salutations and assurances of my high consideration & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Govr. Mercer.”

i forwarded: TJ to Madison, 13 Aug. 1803. For the secretary of state’s letter to William Pinkney, see Madison to TJ, 18 Aug. 1803.

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