Thomas Jefferson Papers

William A. Burwell to Thomas Jefferson, 14 February 1818

From William A. Burwell

Washington February 14 1818

Dear Sir

In reply to your letter of the 10th requesting a return of the Subscription paper forwarded to me in behalf of the Central College; I am Sorry to inform you, no letter or Subscription paper1 ever reached me; Mr Pleasants is at this time absent on a visit to his family in Virginia as Soon as he returns, I will deliver your letter to him, which has been given to me for Safe keeping—accept Dr Sir, my Sincere wishes for your happiness

W. a Burwell

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Feb. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Benjamin Silliman, 11 Apr. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Milton Virginia”; franked; postmarked Washington, 16 Feb.

For TJ’s missing circular letter of 6 Feb. 1818, not the 10th, to Burwell, James Pleasants, and others, see note to TJ to James Madison, 30 Dec. 1817.

1Word interlined.

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