Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Ayers & Company, 17 April 1821

To John Ayers & Company

Monticello Apr. 17. 21.

Messrs John Ayers & co.

I have recieved the corn announced in your letter of the 9th. considering it as a confidence on the part of mr Thayer for the benefit of the public, I shall feel it a duty to distribute it’s proceeds to all who shall be disposed to profit by it: and requesting permission to return my thanks to mr Thayer thro’ the same channel by which I recieved his favor, and to yourselves for your care of it, I tender you the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from John Wayles Eppes to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

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