Thomas Jefferson Papers

Ferdinando Fairfax to Thomas Jefferson, 20 April 1818

From Ferdinando Fairfax

Washington 20th Apr: ’18.

Dear sir,

I know that you must be very much plagued with Letters & communications of all descriptions: it is a Tax upon your celebrity; which makes most of your fellow Citizens solicitous of your approbation. This accompanies a little production that appeared to me adapted to the present posture of affairs: but I do not solicit of you an answer to this, unless both leisure and inclination should render it entirely convenient.

Most respectfully

I am, Dear Sir—&c

F: Fairfax

RC (DLC); addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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