Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas T. Hewson to Thomas Jefferson, 8 January 1811

From Thomas T. Hewson

Philada Jany 8th 1811.


At the annual election of Officers, held on the 4th instant by again re-electing you to the Presidential chair, The American Philosophical Society has renewed its expressions of respect for your character, and of gratitude for the repeated benefits received thro your fostering attention to the welfare of the Society. I am happy in the honour conferred on me in being made the channel of this communication, and hope that I may be permitted to join in the pleasing expectation that you will long continue to preside over the interests of this institution

With Sentiments of high respect I have the honour to be Your obedient humble servt

Thos T Hewson Correspondg Secy

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1811 and so recorded in SJL (which describes the letter as written by Hewson “for A. Phil. socy”).

TJ’s reelection to the presidency of the american philosophical society on 4 Jan. 1811 is recorded in APS description begins American Philosophical Society description ends , Minutes (MS in PPAmP).

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