Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 13 November 1816

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philadelphia November 13h 1816.

Dear sir,

Upwards of a week ago your No of the Repository was sent by the Mail. I shall be glad to hear, if it is not giving you too much trouble, whether You have received it in a perfect state of preservation.—

I am happy to inform you that the President has given me his opinion of the work. He also has done me the honour to send, in his own hand writing, the facts of his life.—

My work is not, neither shall it be, while I am its proprietor, a party work. Politics ought not, neither shall they enter into it. What can be fairer than this? Democrat & Federalist,1 all share alike.

I am Dr sir with the highest respect & esteem your obedt & most huml st

Joseph Delaplaine

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Eqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

President James Madison sent Delaplaine a memorandum giving the facts of his life in September 1816 (Dft in NjP: Andre deCoppet Collection).

1Manuscript: “Federalit.”

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