Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Lewis de Belair, 21 January 1819

Philadelphia January 21th 1819

Respected Sir

In Complyence With a Resolution of a Benevolent Institution Lately Established In This City, Which have Highly Honoured Themselves In Assuming your Illustrious name? They Have further Unanimously Agreed That The Secy of The Said Institution Should Take The Liberty on Behalf of The Said Society to Address you. and Request your Approbation to be considered a Honoured member Thereoff—and further to Assertain The Birth of Our Pattern which is a Day Calculated to be Celebrated In his memory?

Signed On Behalf of The Jefferson Benevolent Institution of Pennsylvania

Lewis D Belair Secy


Individually accept The Assurances of My Most Profond

Respect for your Health and Happiness

L D Belair

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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