Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Dawson, 2 May 1812

To John Dawson

Monticello May 2. 12.

Dear Sir

Your letter of Apr. 22d is just now recieved, & finds me on the eve of departure for Bedford, and with time only for a hasty compliance with it’s request. I have thought it better not to specify any particular object lest, on your arrival at New Orleans, you may vary that of your present choice. I shall be happy if my letter can be of any service to you, and to my best wishes for your success, I add the assurances of my great esteem and respect

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honble Mr Dawson”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to William C. C. Claiborne, 2 May 1812.

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