Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Watson, 30 March 1817

To David Watson

Monticello Mar. 30.1 17.


A letter, of which the inclosed is a copy, was addressed to you on the day of it’s date, but misdirected both as to your Christian name and post office by the mistake of a friend who happened to be here. I send a duplicate therefore and renew urgently my request that you will be so good as to come here the day or evening before; as you will meet mr Madison, General Cocke, & mr Cabell here, and we can arrange much more satisfactorily in the evening’s conversation what may be proper to be done at Charlottesville the next day. I repeat to you the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from José Corrêa da Serra to TJ; at foot of text: “Majr David Watson”; endorsed by TJ as a letter to David Watson and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to Peter Minor, 30 Mar. 1817.

The enclosed duplicate was a correctly addressed copy of TJ to John H. Cocke and David Watson, 10 Mar. 1817, recorded under that date in SJL as separate letters to Cocke and “Augustus” Watson.

1First digit reworked from “2.”

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