Thomas Jefferson Papers

Horatio G. Spafford to Thomas Jefferson, 28 January 1814

From Horatio G. Spafford

Albany, 1 Mo. 28, 1814.

Esteemed Friend—

I am so frequently asked, ‘how does President Jefferson like the Gazetteer,’ or ‘what does he say of it,’ that I hope thou wilt excuse my anxiety to learn. Possibly it may not have reached thee. I sent one in the Mail, a long time since. If that miscarried, I would send another.

I must not trouble thee with a long Letter, but permit to add assurances of my wishes for thy health & happiness. Should I outlive thee, I should deem it a great favor to have some trifling evidence of thy remembrance. But—I fear I am too importunate, & that, tiring thy patience, I forfeit thy esteem.

With great respect, thy friend,

H. G. Spafford.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Hon. Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Feb. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

For Spafford’s gazetteer, see Spafford to TJ, 27 Aug. 1813, and note.

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