Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel J. Harrison to Thomas Jefferson, 11 October 1817

From Samuel J. Harrison

Lynchburg Oct 11. 1817


Mr Perry has this moment arrived—he Says, he did not leave Charlottsville till Wednessday—& then Stoped one day upon the Road. I am extremely Sorry for the delay that this must Occasion; in the progress of your work.

Knight will Set off Tomorrow morning, & will no doubt get down on monday. I have taken the liberty to make him Sign an agreement; in which, he insisted that he was to be found provisions—this, I believe was not mentioned to you, but I thought it best, to humour him.

Very Respectfully Yr mo ob. Hbe St

S J Harrison

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Oct. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to David Higginbotham, 31 Dec. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello” by “Mr Knight.”

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  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; and brickmasons for Central College search
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  • Perry, Thomas; carries letter search