From Nicholas H. Lewis
Decr 23rd 1816
I recd yours boy and am sorry I cannot this evening comply with yr request
Uncle Wm Meriwether wished to paruse the correspondence between yourself and Mr Minor the papers are now in his posession but as soon as I can possably get them I will examine and if the paper alluded to in your letter can be found a copy of it shall certainly be sent to you
N, H, Lewis
RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Thos Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “resectfully.”