To Honoré Julien
Monticello Jan. 8. 10.
Th: Jefferson has recieved with pleasure & thankfulness Mr Julien’s letter of the new year’s day, and his kind wishes & compliments of the season, which he reciprocates with much cordiality. he will always be happy to hear of his welfare & prosperity. the occupations of the garden, the workshops, & the farms fill up the whole of Th: Jefferson’s time with attentions equally interesting to his mind & healthy to his body, which are heightened by the intervals of society with his family. these join him in friendly salutations to mr Julien, and in assurances of their attachment & esteem.
PoC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.