Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Gamaliel H. Ward, 10 May 1818

To Gamaliel H. Ward

Monticello May 10. 18.


The original of yours of Jan. 20. never came to hand. the copy with that of Apr. 22. is just now recieved. I am always glad to hear of the establishment of an useful manufacture, and none is more so than that of salt; but being quite a stranger to it’s various processes, I am unable to give any opinion on the subject. I can therefore only wish your undertaking may be succesful and, with my thanks for the personal civility of your letters I tender you my respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Alden Partridge to TJ, 20 Feb. 1818; at foot of text: “Mr Gamaliel H. Ward”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • food; salt search
  • salt; manufacturing search
  • Ward, Gamaliel Hodges; and salt manufacture search
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