Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Garrett, 29 March 1826

Monticello Mar. 29. 26.

Dear Sir

The most calamitous event which could happen to my family would be my death intestate; and prudence even requires that I should guard against the possibility of accident to my will by fire or otherwise were a single copy to be trusted to any where. I ask therefore the friendly office of you to recieve a duplicate in deposit for safe keeping and assure you of my affectionate friendship and respect.

Th: J.


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