Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Patterson, 4 July 1819

To Robert Patterson

Monticello July 4. 19.

Th: Jefferson takes the liberty of putting his letter and remittance to mr Davenport under the protection of mr Patterson’s cover, not knowing how otherwise to address it to him. he thanks mr Patterson for the trouble he has been so kind as to take in this business, and salutes him with constant friendship & respect.

RC (PPAmP: Thomas Jefferson Papers); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Doctr Robert Patterson Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton, 5 July. Recorded in SJL with additional bracketed notation referring to the entry for the enclosure: “covering the preceding.” Enclosure: TJ to William Davenport, 4 July 1819.

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