Thomas Jefferson Papers

Levett Harris to Thomas Jefferson, 29 June 1820

From Levett Harris

Philadelphia 29. June 1820.


I have had the honor to receive your very kind letter of the 22d Inst., in reply to the one I addressed to you on the 15th and I return you my best acknowledgments for the expressions of interest & regard contained in it.

I shall profit of the time you have allotted Yourself at Monticello, previous to your departure for your distant Estate, to pay you my respects:—and Shall leave here for this purpose, in all the next week.

And I beg to tender you Sir, in advance, the renewed Assurances of my most profound Respect and Veneration.

Levett Harris

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 6 July 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joseph C. Cabell, 25 Jan. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson late President of the United states Monticello”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 30 June.

A missing letter from Harris to TJ of 27 July 1820 (address cover only in DLC; with PoC of TJ to Mathew Carey, 11 Dec. 1821, on verso; addressed [with parentheses editorially changed to brackets]: “Thomas Jefferson [late President of the United States] Monticello”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 27 July) is recorded in SJL as received 4 Aug. 1820 from Philadelphia.

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