Thomas Jefferson Papers

Fernagus De Gelone to Thomas Jefferson, 16 February 1820

From Fernagus De Gelone

New York february 16th 1820.

Most respected Sir.

I received the honour of your letter and the 22. dollars inclosed, for which this is a receipt. I truly beg you to accept my thanks for it and my vows for your felicity and perfect health.

In Philadelphia, lately, I Saw a Gentleman who is one of the Professors of your College of Milton. Perhaps, You will be Kind enough to let me have the custom of that establishment.

I am devoutedly and very respectfully Sir Your most humble obedient servant

fernagus De Gelone

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 27 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John H. Cocke, 9 Apr. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, Esqr Monticello Milton. Virginia”; franked; postmarked New York, 17 Feb.

The gentleman whom Fernagus De Gelone met in Philadelphia may have been Gerard E. Stack.

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