Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Maury, 18 July 1821

Washington City 18th July 1821

Dear Sir

Since I had the pleasure of seeing you, I have received from my Father letters, upon the subject of my letter to you from New Orleans in which he approves of the course I then adopted—

But desires me to avoid any expression leading to an idea of his resigning “for, he adds, such an idea might possibly give birth to another. Viz that, from the Wear & Tear of years I ought to do so—

Now this idea I did give to you (his resignation) & for that I now trouble you with this letter—

He will write to you on the subject—With great esteem I have the Honor to be Your most obedient servant

William Maury

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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