Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel J. Harrison, 5 October 1817

To Samuel J. Harrison

Monticello Oct. 5. 17

Dear Sir

We have now got our building to the surface of the ground; and tomorrow, being the periodical meeting of the visitors & also that of our county and district courts, the ceremony of laying the 1st stone will take place. we are then ready for mr Knight and hope he1 will come off the morning after he recieves this, as the front wall will be kept back for him. I ask your friendly influence if necessary to urge his immediate departure, and that you will accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Burton Harrison Collection); addressed: “Samuel J. Harrison esq. Lynchburg.” PoC (ViU: TJP); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to David Knight, 5 Oct. 1817.

1Manuscript: “we.”

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