From Thomas Ritchie
Richmond, August 9. 1814.
In ransacking some Papers, which I had laid by, I lit upon the enclosed Paper, which you were so kind as to transmit to me, some time last year. I am sorry I have detained it so long.
However I flatter myself that this Sin of Omission is not so great as to cut me off from the Grace of similar favours.
RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 16 Aug. 1814 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Obituary Notice for Joel Barlow by Konrad E. Oelsner and Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, [before 10 Feb. 1813], printed above as an enclosure to Du Pont de Nemours to TJ, 10 Feb. 1813.