Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Henry Dearborn, 25 July 1805

Monticello July 25. 05.

Dear Sir

Your letter of the 20. finding me in the moment of setting out for New London (Bedford) from thence I shall not return under ten days I can only acknolege it’s reciept, and inclose for your consideration one from Governor Harrison. I am inclined to suppose he has some reason in what he urges on the subject of allowance. Governor Bowdoin having written to me, on the subject of mr Winthrop’s letter I found myself obliged to conclude as in the case of Commodore Preble, & to write him my acknolegements. mr Winthrop will therefore be pleased to forward the article to Richmond to the care of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson, & I will pray you with this request to present him my salutations & recollections.—I shall hope on my return to learn that mrs Dearborne & yourself have quitted Washington, and that you will be able to give us your company here as long as convenient. you will find it a totally different climate. Accept my affectionate salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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