Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lewis D. Belair, 18 December [1819]

To Lewis D. Belair

Monticello Dec. 18.


Your favor of the 7th is duly recieved. having been long confined at home by ill health, so as rarely to see any body, I have no opportunity of doing any thing with the subscription paper for mr Lobstein’s book, but to give my own signature which I have done with pleasure, and with my best wishes for it’s success to add my respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 216:38643); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; partially dated; at foot of text: “Mr Belair”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 18 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

Belair’s missing letter of the 7th, which is recorded in SJL as received 15 Dec. 1819 from Philadelphia, evidently enclosed a version of J. F. Daniel Lobstein’s prospectus for a book on the topography of Philadelphia (see Lobstein to TJ, 6 Sept. 1822, and note).

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