Thomas Jefferson Papers

William A. Burwell to Thomas Jefferson, 4 February 1820

From William A. Burwell

Washington Febry 4th 1820

Dear Sir,

I have been informed by the Secretary of War, that the Government will not1 Sell at this time the Instruments procured by Mr Hasler—I should have given you this information earlier, but have been waiting in the daily expectation, to hear from Dr Jackson—Mr Crawford has promised to furnish me with the paper the moment it arrives, when it shall be forwarded without delay.

please remember me kindly to the family—and accept Dr Sir the best wishes for your happiness

W. A Burwell

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 9 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

The secretary of war was John C. Calhoun.

1Word interlined.

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