Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Harner to Thomas Jefferson, 11 June 1821

From John Harner

Augusty County South River Harners mill 3 miles Blow Waynsboroug June 11th 1821

Mr thomas Jefferson I have Sent A Pare of Bucks Horns to you as a poore mans prasend I hope it Will not afend you to Send you as trifeling a prasend as this is I have heard of your haveing all kinds of Bucks horns and I alowed thiese Would be the Grateist curosety of all you had ther has Been a Grate many People at me for thiese horns but I Would not let them have them I Wantit you to Se them Sir from A poore frend of yours &C

John Harner

N B if Any purson Wants to know Whare this Buck wos killet I kild him in the pasters about 6 or 8 miles this Side of the cowpaster River nier the rode lieding to the wormsprings from Stantoun Sir I Would be Glad if you Would Send me a few lines back Whether you have Ever Seene any like them ther has ben a good many old Hunters to Se thiese and the never had Saw any like them

John Harner

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); dateline between body of postscript and its signature; with unrelated and mostly canceled notes in Harner’s hand at foot and on verso; addressed: “To Mr thomas Jefferson Albermarl County va”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 June 1821 and so recorded (with additional bracketed notation: “with a pr bucks horns”) in SJL.

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