Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Low to Thomas Jefferson, 2 March 1812

From John Low

New York. March 2d 1812.—

Dear Sir,

Sometime ago I recd yours of the 27th Decr last, informing me of your not recollecting of subscribing to the Encyclopædia I sent on, and requesting me to shew your signature to some persons who might be acquainted with it—About the middle of January I answered yours, and waited upon Mr Remsen & Mr Gelston of this city and who examined the signature and said it was genuine, and procured their signatures in my letter to that effect.—Fearful, however, my letter had not come to hand I take the liberty of troubling you with this, in order to ascertain whether it has or not, so that, if not, I may send on another certificate of those Gentlemen.—Be pleased to let me know as soon as convenient, and oblige

Yours with respect,

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Low John” received 12 Mar. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Gelston, David; verifies TJ’s subscription to work search
  • Low, John (ca.1790–1829); letters from search
  • Low, John (ca.1790–1829); TJ subscribes to The New and Complete American Encyclopædia search
  • Remsen, Henry; verifies TJ’s subscription to work search
  • subscriptions, for publications; encyclopedias search
  • The New and Complete American Encyclopædia: or, Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences search