Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Abraham Bishop, 15 December 1803

To Abraham Bishop

Th: Jefferson requests the favour of mr Abraham Bishop to dine with him on Saturday the 17th. inst. at half after three.

 Dec. 15. 03.

 The favour of an answer is asked.

RC (CtNhHi: New Haven Custom House Papers); printed form, with blanks filled by TJ reproduced in italics; addressed by TJ: “Mr. Abraham Bishop”; endorsed by Bishop.

saturday the 17th: the next day, 18 Dec., Bishop attended a dinner hosted by the vice president at Tunnicliff’s Washington City Hotel. New York congressmen Samuel L. Mitchill and Daniel C. Verplanck also attended the event, but it was the New Haven collector’s presence in Washington that was noted in James Cheetham’s newspaper, where he was associated with Burr’s friends “from New-York and other places” who were zealously planning to restore Burr’s influence (Kline, Burr description begins Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr, Princeton, 1983, 2 vols. description ends , 2:814n; New York American Citizen, 27 Jan. 1804; MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767-1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1033n).

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