24th February 1826
In a letter which I wrote to the American Consul at Liverpool some time last year, I took occasion to congratulate him on the continuance of your good health, and stated your age at 81. In his reply, lately received, he suggests that I am in error as to your age, and requests me to ascertain the fact; as also the age of Mr Dabney Carr, the class-fellow of you both; you two being the only members of the class, of whose ages he is not informed.
For his satisfaction, May I ask the favor of you Sir? at your leisure; and with as little trouble as possible to yourself, to give me information on these subjects.
Th: W. Maury
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.