Thomas Jefferson Papers

Anonymous to Thomas Jefferson, 20 July 1821

From Anonymous

Boston July 20th 1821


Excuse me of taking the liberty to send you one of the papers inclosed within concerning the African Abolition of Slave Trade

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as an anonymous letter from “a person of colour” concerning “toasts” received 29 July 1821 and so recorded in SJL; with unrelated calculations by TJ on verso.

James Madison received a similar letter in the same hand also dated 20 July 1821 and with an identical enclosure (Madison, Papers, Retirement Ser., 2:366).

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