Thomas Jefferson Papers

Dudley Richardson to Thomas Jefferson, 4 March 1811

From Dudley Richardson

Kentucky Barren Countey Glasgow Post office March the 4h 1811

Most Worthey Sir

I hope you will Pardon me For Pestering you with Letters But Rely on your Tender Cear for your Fellow Man. I wood be glad to know if you have heard from my Son Richard Richardson Since I Rote you 1810 & to know if he Has got aney Letter from me or from George Richardson. As I am Desirous of Hearing from him as I am at a Loss to know how I Can Convay A Letter to him as have Got No Account from him onley from the One you was so kind to Rite me I am with Respect yr Ob Svt

Dudley Richardson

RC (MHi); date at foot of text, remainder of dateline at head of text; addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson”; franked; postmarked Burkesville, Ky, 9 Mar.; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Apr. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.

Although they exchanged letters in the autumn of 1809, no correspondence between TJ and Dudley Richardson in 1810 has been found and none is recorded in SJL. His son george richardson wrote TJ on 18 Mar. 1810 after receiving one from TJ of 16 Jan. 1810.

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