Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Peter Stephen Duponceau, 1 March 1819

Philad. 1. March 1819

Dear Sir

I am ordered by the Historical Committee to inform your that they have caused to be transmitted to you a Copy of the first Volume of their Transactions, which I understand the Bookseller has already forwarded by Mail This was rather done irregularly, their order having been anticipated by one of their officers. I have now the honor to request in their name your acceptance of the Book as a tribute of their respect & gratitude, & to express their earnest wish that you may See in it with pleasure the first fruits of that Zeal, which you have contributed so much to produce.

I have the honor to be with the greatest respect Dear Sir   Your most obed hum serv
Peter S. Du Ponceau
Corresp Secy

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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