Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Holmes to Thomas Jefferson, 12 April 1820

From John Holmes

House of Representatives 12 April 1820

Dear Sir

Allow me to enclose you a communication to my constituents on the late momentous question. If it should interfere with the important subjects which crowd upon your consideration, I beg you to lay it by with many other trifles which probably are not unfrequently, obtruded on your precious1 time & excuse the officiousness of

most affectionately Yours

J Holmes

RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 217:38772); subjoined to enclosure; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Apr. 1820 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “prcious.”

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