Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Richardson to Thomas Jefferson, 22 December 1809

From George Richardson

December the 22d 1809 Barrel County Glasgow
Post Office Kentuickey

Most Wortey Sir

Your letter Came to hand the 6th of this Month and I have Viewed the Contents & Return you a Thousand thanks for your attention to my Farther & my self as we are Living in a strange Cuntrey I am at a Loss to find a way to Communicate to my Brother Richard If not too Troublesome to you I will Be Verrey Thankful if you will Rite me and state to me the way that I Can Communicate to my Brother by Letters as the Winter is just Approching and my not haveing the small Pock I Consider it wood Be Daingerous to go to See without haveing the Kind Pock or small Pocks I feel Disposd to go to him in the spring and if you Condesend to Rite me will be Thankful to you to state to me the Best way I am A Living in Barren Countey 90 Miles from Nashville 120 From Lexinton & Betwene Cumberland and Big Barren River On Bever Creek Small Vessels Frequintley Come from the Orleins to Nashville I am yet Single I am with Esteem yr Ob Svt

George Richardson

RC (MHi); in an unidentified hand; at foot of text: “President Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Jan. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

George Richardson, whose brother richard worked at Monticello before moving to Jamaica, lived until at least 1823 in Barren County, Kentucky, near his father, Dudley Richardson (Dudley Richardson to TJ, 22 Sept. 1809; TJ to Dudley Richardson, 2 Nov. 1809; George Richardson to TJ, 16 June 1823).

kind pock: kine pox; cowpox.

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