To Thomas T. Hewson
Monticello Jan. 21. 1810.
I have duly recieved your favor of the 8th inst. informing me that the American Philosophical society had been pleased again unanimously to re-elect me their President. for these continued testimonies of their favor, I can but renew the expressions of my continued gratitude, and the assurances of my entire devotion to their service. if in my present situation, I can, in any wise, forward their laudable pursuits for the information & benefit of mankind, all other duties shall give place to that.
RC (PPAmP: APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends Archives); addressed: “Mr Thomas T. Hewson Philadelphia”; franked; endorsed in part: “read. 2 Feby Acknowledgemt of advice of Re-election.” PoC (DLC).