Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William D. Fitch, 28 July 1819

To William D. Fitch

Poplar Forest July 28. 19.

Dear Sir

I have just recieved a letter from mr Cardelli to whom the box was addressed for which I asked your attention. he is extremely uneasy at it’s not getting to hand. the object of this letter is merely to ask the favor of you to send it to Captn Peyton by the very first boat which the state of the river will permit to go to Richmd. I fear it is with you as here, where there has been no rain for 6. weeks. I salute you with my best wishes & friendly assurances.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on recto of reused sheet in an unidentified hand reading only “from” and “Wm R”; at foot of text: “Mr Fitch”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of TJ search
  • Fitch, William D.; forwards box for TJ search
  • Fitch, William D.; letter to search
  • Milton, Va.; boats traveling to and from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • Rivanna River; water level of search
  • weather; rain search