Thomas Jefferson Papers

Alexander Garrett to Thomas Jefferson, 5 October 1817

From Alexander Garrett

Charlottesville 5th Oct: 17

Dear sir

Accept the thanks of Mr. Southall and myself for your kindness, in loaning us your silver cups.1 three will be sufficient:—

I avail myself of the opportunity (by your boy) of sending you a letter, news paper, & small book; left with me yesterday by Mr Minor for you. I have not sent the glass of honey fearing the boy might brake it, it shall be sent very shortly by a safe conveyance

With esteem & respect Your Mo. Obt St

Alex Garrett

RC (CSmH: JF); endorsed by TJ as received 5 Oct. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Solomon Henkel to TJ, 5 July 1817, and enclosure. Enclosed book not identified.

1Unmatched closing single quotation mark editorially omitted.

Index Entries

  • Central College; cornerstone laying search
  • cups; silver search
  • food; honey search
  • Garrett, Alexander; and Central College cornerstone laying search
  • Garrett, Alexander; forwards items to TJ search
  • Garrett, Alexander; letters from search
  • honey search
  • household articles; cups search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Minor, Mr.; mentioned search
  • newspapers; Winchester Gazette search
  • silver; cups search
  • slaves; errands by search
  • Southall, Valentine Wood; and Central College cornerstone laying search
  • Winchester, Va.; newspapers in search
  • Winchester Gazette (newspaper); sent to TJ search