Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William J. Coffee, 6 September 1820

To William J. Coffee

Monticello Sep. 6. 20.

Dear Sir

I recieve your’s of the 1st just as I am setting out for Bedford. I sent a servant instantly to Milton and he brings me the inclosed answer. I have written to Capt Bernard Peyton requesting him to explain either to you or myself, so that enquiry may be made for the box. in great hurry I salute you with friendly esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of otherwise unlocated letter from John Laval to TJ, 29 Mar. 1820 (see note to Laval to TJ, 1 Apr. 1820); at foot of text: “Mr Coffee”; endorsed by TJ as a letter to “W. F.” Coffee and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

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  • Coffee, William John; and box of paintings search
  • Coffee, William John; letters to search
  • paintings; owned by W. J. Coffee search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and W. J. Coffee’s paintings search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • slaves; errands by search