mar. 9. 22.
I have duly recd your letter of Feb. 24. and am sorry that it is in my power to furnish no other materials for the biography of your very respectable gr-father mr Roger Sherman [. . .] such as are very generally known. I se[. . .] him in the Old Congress during the years [. . .] he was a very able & logical debator [. . .] body, steady in the principles of the revolution always at the post of duty, much employed in the business of commees, & particularly was of the commee Dr Franklin, mr Adams mr Livingston & myself for the Decln. of Indepdce. being much my senior in years our intercourse was chiefly in the line of our duties; I had a very great respect for him and now learn with pleasure that the public are likely to be put into possession of the particulars of his useful life. I pray you to accept the assurance of my great respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.