Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Jared Sparks, 20 August 1820

To Jared Sparks

Monticello Aug. 20. 20.

Th: Jefferson presents his respects to the revd mr Sparks and regrets his absence from home at the time of his call yesterday. he requests the favor of his company to dinner to-day and that of the friend who accompanied him yesterday. his hour of dining is 3. aclock.

RC (Lion Heart Autographs, New York City, Mar. 2021); written on a half sheet; dateline at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL. This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was published, will appear in the concluding supplement to the print edition.

Sparks’s friend was a Mr. Steell.

Index Entries

  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); dining at search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Sparks, Jared search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Steell, Mr. search
  • Sparks, Jared; letters to search
  • Sparks, Jared; TJ invites to dine search
  • Sparks, Jared; visits Monticello search
  • Steell, Mr.; TJ invites to dine search
  • Steell, Mr.; visits Monticello search