Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Victoire Laporte, 20 April 1821

To Victoire Laporte

Monticello Apr. 20. 21.

Dear Madam

Your letter of the 15th finds me in the moment of departure on a journey of considerable absence from home. I am sorry it is not in my power to give you any information as to mr Laporte. the last time I saw him he told me he should go to Washington for a patent for a particular invention. I think it probable he has heard there of some suitable situation, in pursuit of which he has gone on. that he may find a comfortable one for yourself and family is my sincere wish which I tender you with the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Made Laporte”; endorsed by TJ.

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