Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 11 March 1818

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philada March 11. 1818

Dr sir,

I am preparing for the Repository, the life of the late illustrious Samuel Adams.

I received this day, from Boston, a letter from his worthy Grandson, who in speaking of the scanty materials, says “I presume, that Thomas Jefferson, (the sage & patriot), would furnish you with some important facts.”—

Can you do so, Dr sir?

Any thing you may think of, would be acceptable, to,

Dr sir, your obedt st,

Joseph Delaplaine.

P S. I am glad you like the Repository.

Mr Eppes has just received a copy of the Repository

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 11 June 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked (faint) Philadelphia, 1[1] Mar.

For the forthcoming biography of samuel adams, see Delaplaine’s Repository description begins Joseph Delaplaine, Delaplaine’s Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished Americans, Philadelphia, 1816–18, 2 vols.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library, 4 (no. 139) description ends , 2:1–18.

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