Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 13 February 1821

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington City Feb. 13th —21

Dear Sir.

I have just time at this present moment to Inform you, that I expect before I can finish this to be obliged to close the eyes of our esteemed friend—W. A. Burwell—Several nights siting with him renders me incapable of writing more

Your Humble Servt.

Jos. Dougherty

Please inform Mr T.M.R.

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Feb. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to LeRoy, Bayard & Company, 11 June 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thos. Jefferson Esqr. Late President of the U. States Monticella va”; franked; postmarked Washington, 14 Feb.

t.m.r.: Thomas Mann Randolph.

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  • Burwell, William Armistead; death of search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; and W. A. Burwell’s death search
  • Dougherty, Joseph; letters from search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); mentioned search