Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 29 April [1815]

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington City Apl 29th 1814 [1815]

Dear Sir

I will Set out from here on Tuesday1 next for monticello: on friday next I expects to arive there.2 I depend altogether on getting waggons in your Neighbourhood witth the exception of one which I shall take from here.

It is probable that ere this reaches you—you will have heard of Bonapartes, having mounted the Throne of France on the 20th of March last—The account comes verry straight—and brings every appearance of truth with it.

I am Sir your Humble Servt

Jos. Dougherty

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 201:35752); misdated; at foot of text: “Mr Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 29 Apr. 1815 received 3 May 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

1“Tusday” interlined in place of “monday.”

2Manuscript: “ther.”

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