Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John H. Cocke, 1 May 1817

To John H. Cocke

Monticello May 1. 17.

Dear Sir

The present express is sent to remove all uncertainty as to the day of our meeting, which, for the reasons mentioned when I had the pleasure of seeing you at Enniscorthy, is to be on Monday next, our county court day, instead of the next day Tuesday. I have a letter from the President Monroe assuring me I may rely on his attendance. I expect mr Madison & his family the day after tomorrow. your attendance will ensure a meeting. mr Cabell will not be here, nor probably mr Watson. should we fail of a meeting, I fear I should be obliged to give up the purchase of the land: I hope you will be here on Sunday, & if to dinner so much the more pleasing.

yours with friendship & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-Co); addressed: “General Cocke Bremo”; endorsed by Cocke. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph Delaplaine to TJ, 26 Oct. 1816; endorsed by TJ.

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