Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Cramer, 7 April [1822]

To Thomas Cramer

Apr. 7.

I recd on the 4th inst. your favor of Mar. 4. informg me of my nomination as an honorary member of the Agricultural society of the Valley, I accept with just respect the membership of the society, and am bound with peculiar sensibility to make my acknolmts for the very kind terms in which the nomination is expressed. I am indeed devoted, and ever have been, to the interests of Agriculture, but the heaviness of age disables me from all activity in it’s service, and will of course render me a very useless member. it does not however lessen my thankfulness for the honor done which I pray you to communicate to the society with the assurance of my high respect and considn.

FC (DLC: TJ Papers, 221:39564); in TJ’s hand; on verso of Cramer to TJ, [by 1 Apr. 1822], and enclosure; partially dated at foot of text. Not recorded in SJL. Printed in Winchester Gazette, 10 Aug. 1822, with salutation of “Sir,” dateline of “monticello, april 7 1822,” signature as “THOMAS JEFFERSON,” and internal address of “Thomas Cramer, Esq.” Also printed in Richmond Enquirer, 3 Sept. 1822.

Cramer’s favor of mar. 4 is printed above at 1 Apr. 1822.

Index Entries

  • aging; TJ on his own search
  • Agricultural Society of the Valley (Winchester); TJ elected a member of search
  • agriculture; Agricultural Society of the Valley search
  • Cramer, Thomas; as secretary of Agricultural Society of the Valley search
  • Cramer, Thomas; letter to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Health; aging search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Honors & Memberships; Agricultural Society of the Valley, membership search