Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Jones Monroe, 26 August 1803

From Joseph Jones Monroe

Orange 26th. Augt: 1803.

Dear Sir

The inclosure is a letter from my friend & relation Mr James Bankhead of Westmoreland. Understanding I was on my way to the upper Country & might probably see you before my return he requested me to deliver it to you in person. I regret that owing to forgetfulness I did not comply with his wishes.

I have the honor to be with the highest respect yr: mo: ob: St

Jo: Jo: Monroe

RC (DNA: RG 59, LAR); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson esqr Prest. of the United States Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Aug. and “James Bankhead to be Secy. legn to London” and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: James Bankhead to TJ, 15 Aug. 1803.

Joseph Jones Monroe was a younger brother of James Monroe (see Vol. 29:198n).

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