Thomas Jefferson Papers

Andrew Kean to Thomas Jefferson, 15 May 1819

From Andrew Kean

Lickinghole May 15th 1819

Dear sir

The desire to have it in my power to inform you definitively that I would remove to Charlottesville caused me to delay writing for a considerable time after you might have expected to have heard from me—There was a probability of my having to Attend your March Court & each court since when I should have had the pleasure of calling at Monticello which has been the cause of my not writing during this period—I still expect to visit Charlottesville during the Summer when I shall certainly pay my respects to you

It is with regret I now inform you that an immediate removal is impracticable but that I have it more at heart than when we parted & do not abandon the hope of being able to effect it within some 12 or 18 Months.—This period will allow me to dispose of some property more readily & with less Sacrifice than at present or to make such other Arrangements as will effect my object—

I remain with cordial respect Yours

Andrew Kean

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 May 1819, but recorded in SJL as received a day later.

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