Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Hiram Haines, 11 September 1824

Petersburg, Va September 11th 1824

Honored Sir,

I have to crave your indulgence for the liberty I again take, in troubling you with a trifle, of which I ask your acceptance, in the spirit that prompts the offering. Your time is too valuable to be engrossed by me in any shape, and hereafter I shall not pursuade myself on any occasion, to do so: in preserving this short note, I feel therefore as if I was taking a cast, let me add, a painful farewell, of one whom as I ever have, I ever shall, continue to reverence, admire and respect.

Hiram Haines

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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