Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Jones, [24 April 1820]

To Joseph Jones

[24] Apr.

I am1 much indebted to you Sir2 for your kind attention to the bag of seeds from mr Appleton of which he had not advised.3 I will ask the favor of you to send it by any vessel bound to Richmd addressed to Capt B. Peyton who will pay the exp. from Petsbg. those to Petsbg as stated in your lre I now inclose with my thanks & assurces of great esteem & respect


Dft (DLC: TJ Papers, 217:38778); on verso of Jones to TJ, 18 Apr. 1820; partially dated. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 24 Apr. 1820 to Jones at Petersburg, with TJ’s additional bracketed notation: “1.25.”

1Reworked from “thank.”

2Word interlined preceding an uncanceled “sir.”

3Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and seeds for TJ search
  • boats; carriage to and from Richmond search
  • Jones, Joseph; and goods for TJ search
  • Jones, Joseph; as collector at Petersburg search
  • Jones, Joseph; letters to search
  • Petersburg, Va.; boat carriage to Richmond search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search