Thomas Jefferson Papers

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

To David Hosack

Monticello Mar. 5. 21.

Dear Sir

In a letter to you1 of this day’s date, sent viâ Richmond, I took the liberty of desiring my correspondt there to inclose one to mr Coffee containing a remittance to him. that now inclosed is to inform him of it’s application. not knowing certainly that he is in N. York, I am obliged to trespass on your kindness by putting them under your cover, which I pray you to pardon on the score of necessity, and to be assured of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (GyLeU); at foot of text: “Dr Hosack.” PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John Mantz to TJ, 19 Dec. 1820; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to William J. Coffee, 5 Mar. 1821.

1Preceding two words interlined.

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  • 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