Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Griffiths to Thomas Jefferson, 13 August 1821

From John Griffiths

King’s Head Ludgate Hill, London August 13. 1821.


On the 16th of last April I took the liberty to write to you respecting the remains of a Welch colony in America. I am aware that it was presumption in me to trouble one of your rank in Society, but I hope and trust I have not given offence. As I have not had the good fortune to hear any news of my Letter, I must conclude either that it has not reached you, or that you have not deemed it worth while to notice it, I cannot take the liberty to press the matter, but, should you have the kindness to take any notice of it, nothing that I could write would express how gratefully it would be acknowledged by

sir Yours most respectfully

John Griffiths

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Nov. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC: top half of address cover only (DLC), with Dft of TJ to Peter Perpignan, 9 Mar. 1823, on verso; bottom half of address cover only (CSmH: JF-BA), with Dft of TJ to Sidney E. Morse, 9 Mar. 1823, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Monticello near Charlottesville Virginia”; stamped “SHIP”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked New York, 24 Oct.

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