Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Honoré Julien, 6 October 1818

To Honoré Julien

Monticello Oct. 6. 18.

I thank you, my good friend, for the favors of the cheese & seeds mentioned in your letter of Sep. 11. to have been forwarded to me. if by water, they will probably still come safely to hand: but if by the stage, they h[a]ve probably stopped at Fredericksburg or at some other stage house by the way. uncertain by what route they have been forwarded, I have been unable to enquire for them. but whether lost or safe, I recieve it as a mark of your good will which is more acceptable to me than [t]he objects themselves. I am recovering from a long indisposition, and not yet [a]ble to set up to write but with pain, and must therefore place here my best wishes for your prosperity and assurances of my constant & affectionate esteem.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Archibald Stuart to TJ, 30 May 1818; three words faint; at foot of text: “M. Julien”; endorsed by TJ.

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