Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter S. Du Ponceau to Thomas Jefferson, 1 March 1819

From Peter S. Du Ponceau

Philad. 1. March 1819

Dear Sir

I am ordered by the Historical Committee to inform you that they have caused to be transmitted to you a Copy of the first Volume of their Transactions, which I understand the Bookseller has already forwarded by Mail. This was rather done irregularly, their order having been anticipated by one of their officers. I have now the honor to request in their name your acceptance of the Book as a tribute of their respect & gratitude, & to express their earnest wish that you may See in it with pleasure the first fruits of that Zeal, which you have contributed so much to produce.

I have the honor to be
With the greatest respect Dear Sir Your most obedt huml servt
Peter S, Du Ponceau
Corresp. Secy

RC (DLC); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

historical committee: Historical and Literary Committee of the American Philosophical Society.

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