Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Hosack, 5 March 1821 (first letter)

To David Hosack

Monticello Mar. 5. 21.

Dear Sir

At the request of mr Coffee I formerly took the liberty of putting a letter to him under the protection of your cover, having occasion to make him again a remittance of 40.D. for a like object with the former, and not knowing certainly that he is at N. York, I take the same liberty again. the remittance being to be made by my correspondent in Richmond I pass this letter thro’ his hands that he may inclose in it the one he addresses to mr Coffee. I embrace with pleasure every occasion of assuring you of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Dr David Hosack”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosed in TJ to Bernard Peyton, 4 Mar. 1821.

Index Entries

  • Coffee, William John; and cement for TJ search
  • Hosack, David; letters to search
  • Hosack, David; transmits letters for TJ search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search