Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Jones, 27 December 1817

To William Jones

Monticello Dec. 27. 17.

Dear Sir

On my return to this place after an absence of 6. weeks, I find here your favor of Nov. 8. I thank you for your attention to the Lynchburg application. my recommendation of it was meant to place it’s claims fairly before you, not doubting it would be decided on the general rules established by the board. the explanation you have been so kind as to give me is perfectly satisfactory, and leaves them still not without hope. it is certainly a place of the most astonishing growth and success I have ever known. I pray you to be assured of my constant & affectionate friendship and respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Wm Jones esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; proposed Lynchburg branch search
  • Jones, William (ca.1761–1831); as president of Second Bank of the United States search
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  • Lynchburg, Va.; bank in proposed search