Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Wood to Thomas Jefferson, 27 July 1819

From John Wood

Petersburg 27th July 1819

Dear Sir

I take the liberty to send you the inclosed circulars, and would esteem it a favour, if you found it convenient to afford me information in regard to any of the particulars mentioned. About two months ago I gave your pocket Sextant to Captain Bernard Peyton of Richmond who has since informed me it was forwarded to you. I received the greatest benefit from it in surveying the rivers—

I remain with great respect & esteem your obedient Servant

John Wood

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Aug. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • scientific instruments; sextants search
  • sextant; for surveying search
  • Virginia; surveys of search
  • Wood, John (ca.1775–1822); and surveying instruments search
  • Wood, John (ca.1775–1822); as Va. state surveyor search
  • Wood, John (ca.1775–1822); circular on Va. statistics search
  • Wood, John (ca.1775–1822); letters from search