Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Ezekiel Bacon, 6 March 1811

To Ezekiel Bacon

Monticello Mar. 6. 11.

Dear Sir

It was unfortunate that your letter of Feb. 2. arrived here just as I had set out on a journey which kept me from home upwards of a month. I found it here on my return on the 2d of March, the day before Congress were of course to close their session. I have taken time deliberately to make the examination desired. it’s result will be found in the paper now inclosed, together with the copies you sent for my examination. I avail myself of this occasion of assuring you of my continued esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (facsimile in catalogue for Bruce Gimelson Autographs, Fort Washington, Pa., auction no. 7, 4 Mar. 1972, p. 16, lot 76); at foot of text: “The honble Ezekiel Bacon.”

The copies of TJ’s correspondence with James Wilkinson returned with this letter are enumerated in the enclosure printed below.

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