Thomas Jefferson Papers

William J. Coffee to Thomas Jefferson, 26 September 1818

From William J. Coffee

Sept 26th 1818 Greenwich St New-York

Most Honorable And Respected Sir

I Am Sorry to Intrude on y retirement tharfor I hope you kindness to me will Excuse my present Application for you Asistanes Acording to your former promies that of Sending of Imeaditly those boxes Containg my Laboures I fear much they will be Spoilt and tharfor let me prevail on you Indulgence I hav wrote so mainy time to mr Randolph and not having recevd the favor of Any kind of Answer am Apprehensiv he is not well

with Evey respect & duty to you & you Family I remain Dear Sir Sincerly you

W. J. Coffee

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “To Thos Jefferson Esqr Monteselo State of Virgina”; franked; postmarked New York, 26 Sept.; endorsement by TJ mutilated. Recorded in SJL as received 5 Oct. 1818.

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