Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Moody, 27 November 1821

To John Moody

Monto Nov. 27. 21.


Time has obliterated so much of persons & things from my memory that I cannot always command the recollections for which I am called on. this is the case with respect to yourself. I know I have long been acquainted with you, during the revolution, before it too I believe & since while acting for Oliver Evans. but the particulars of our intercourse have very much escaped my memory. this much I can say with safety that the general impression remaining on my mind is that you were a person of worth & respectability and that not a flaw or suspicion to the contrary exists with me. but all particulars are gone. accept therefore the assurce of my esteem & respect.


Dft (DLC); written on a small slip; at foot of text: “Mr John Moody”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Evans, Oliver; lawsuit against estate of search
  • health; memory loss search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; reference requested search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; memory loss search
  • Moody, John; as agent for O. Evans search
  • Moody, John; letter to search
  • Moody, John; requests character reference search