Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Walter Jones, 10 January 1814

To Walter Jones

Monticello Jan: 10. 14.

Th: Jefferson to Dr Jones

I have discovered that in copying my letter to you of the 2d inst. I omitted a sentence, which contained a fact so important in the character of Genl Washington that my conscience will not permit me to let it go1 uncorrected. the sentence is written on the inclosed scrip of paper, and is to follow the word ‘remembrance’ pa. 4. l.15. of the letter. I have so written it on this scrip, that if you will moisten the bits of wafer on the back, and stick it close under the 14th line it will stand in it’s place. affectionately farewell.

PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

For the enclosed scrip of paper, see textual note 4 to TJ to Jones, 2 Jan. 1814.

1Preceding three words interlined in place of “leave the letter.”

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