Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Dougherty to Thomas Jefferson, 16 February 1821

From Joseph Dougherty

Washington City Feb. 16th 21
past 2 oclock.


I have just closed the eyes of our worthy, good friend Mr W. A. Burwell. for mildness and genuine affection he may have left an equal—but his superior is not to be found.

Your Humble Servt

Jos Dougherty

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 22 Feb. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Madison, 12 May 1822, on verso; addressed (one word editorially corrected): “Thos Jefferson Esqr lat[e] President of the U: States Monticello va”; franked; postmarked Washington, 17 Feb.

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