Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lewis D. Belair, 28 June 1819

To Lewis D. Belair

Monticello June 28. 19.

I thank you, Sir, for your attention in sending me your catalogue which I now return. I do not find any thing in it of which I am in immediate want. indeed the total stagnation in all money transactions prevailing at present renders it prudent for every one to suspend all new engagements until we see business get again into motion, and indicate it’s future course I should otherwise have been tempted to take your Stephanus at 75.D. at some future time should it be still on your hands I may find convenient to1 ask for it; but not at present. accept my salutations & assurances of respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused cover addressed in an unidentified hand to the University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors; at foot of text: “M. de Belair”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.

A missing letter of 23 June 1819 from Belair to TJ is recorded in SJL as received 27 June 1819 from Philadelphia.

1Manuscript: “tas.”

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