Thomas Jefferson Papers

Frederick A. Mayo to Thomas Jefferson, 5 May 1821

From Frederick A. Mayo

Richmond the 5 May 1821—

Hono: Sir

About a month ago, I forwarded a letter to your honour, incloseing the same time my Acount, but never hearing of it I am fearfull of its not being Rec: particular more so, as I see the mail that rout has been robbt—I should th[e]refore be thankfull to be informd

Your most Obedient Servant

Frederick A Mayo

RC (MHi); mutilated at seal; endorsed by TJ as received 7 May 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James P. Patterson, 18 May 1821, on verso; addressed: “The Hono: Tho: Jefferson Mounticello V.A.”; franked; inconsistently postmarked Richmond, 4 May.

The carrier of the mail between Charlottesville and Lynchburg had recently been arrested on suspicion of destroying letters after stealing anything of value therein (Richmond Enquirer, 1 May 1821).

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