Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nicholas H. Lewis, 3 June 1819 (first letter)

To Nicholas H. Lewis

Monticello June 3. 19.

Dear Sir

At the moment of writing my 2d note of yesterday it escaped my recollection that the 1st note should have been revoked as to mr Poor only, because I had already desired the attendance at Milton of two other persons, the one living at a distance and both out of the county at our first examination. I am obliged therefore to renew it as to them and to request you to sign the acknolegement at the foot of one of the papers inclosed, retaining the other. I salute you with friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from George Divers to TJ; torn at seal, with three words rewritten by TJ; at foot of text: “Mr N. H. Lewis.” Enclosure: probably TJ to Lewis, 3 June 1819 (second letter).

Although TJ refers to two letters to Lewis of yesterday, none are recorded in SJL. One letter that TJ dated 3 June was probably written the day before and is printed above at that date.

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