Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph C. Cabell, 3 September 1816

To Joseph C. Cabell

Monticello Sep. 3. 16.

Dear Sir

I am afraid I have kept your papers longer than you expected. mr Randolph’s absence till within these two days has been the cause of it. they are valuable documents, and are now returned. with respect to the copy of my letter, I know it is safe in your hands, and I rely on your effectual care that it be kept out of the public papers. affectionately your’s

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “Joseph C. Cabell esq.”; endorsed by Cabell. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of otherwise unlocated letter from Joel Yancey to TJ of 8 June 1816 (addressed: “Mr Thomas Jefferson Monticello Near Milton”; franked; postmarked Lynchburg, 12 June, and Charlottesville, 19 June; recorded in SJL as received 19 June 1816 from Lynchburg); endorsed by TJ.

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  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); financial condition of search
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  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and TJ’s letters on Va. constitution search
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