Thomas Jefferson Papers

Frederick W. Hatch to Thomas Jefferson, [23 January 1822]

From Frederick W. Hatch

Parsonage House—[23 Jan. 1822]

Mr Hatch’s respectful compliments to Mr Jefferson, & is sorry to inform him that a marriage to take place some distance from Town tomorrow Eveng will prevent the pleasure of dining with him Tomorrow.—

He regrets this the more on account of the long1 suspension of that friendly intercourse from wh he has already deriv’d no little satisfaction, & which he will improve the earliest opporty to renew. The Rev Mr Wydown, a Gentleman2 who has been already mention’d to you will do himself the pleasure to wait on you in a few days, when the favor offer’d in yr Note will be embrac’d

RC (MHi); partial dateline at foot of text; undated; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 23 Jan. 1822.

Writing from Monticello on 27 Jan. 1822, Martha Jefferson Randolph informed her daughter Virginia J. Randolph (Trist) of a recent marriage in the neighborhood and added that “Mr Hatch told me he had many more to marry and had had his hands full for some time past” (RC in NcU: NPT).

TJ’s note inviting Hatch to dinner has not been found and is not recorded in SJL.

1Hatch here canceled “interruption.”

2Manuscript: “Gentlemen.”

Index Entries

  • Albemarle County, Va.; weddings in search
  • Hatch, Frederick Winslow; invited to dine with TJ search
  • Hatch, Frederick Winslow; letters from search
  • Hatch, Frederick Winslow; letters to accounted for search
  • Hatch, Frederick Winslow; officiates at weddings search
  • marriage; in Albemarle Co. search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); correspondence of search
  • Trist, Virginia Jefferson Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); correspondence with M. J. Randolph search
  • Wydown, Samuel; plans to visit TJ search