Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Lenthall, 5 May 1805

Sunday evening

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Lenthall and sends him a letter this moment recieved inclosed from mr Latrobe. being handed him among his own he broke it open without looking at the superscription; but seeing mr Lenthall’s name at the head of it, he closed it instantly & assures him on his honor he did not read one other word in it.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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