Monticello Jan. 31. 19.
I recieve with due sensibility the mark of attention which the benevolent institution, in whose name your letter of the 21st is written, has been pleased to manifest, by proposing me as an honorary member of their institution. aged, & distant as I am little benefit to the society can result from my services: but such as they may be will be at their command. of this Sir, be pleased to assure them, and of my thankfulness for the honor of having my name associated with theirs.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.