Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Alfred Balch, 25 April 1806

Apr. 25. 06.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Balch whose letter of the 21st. he did not recieve till yesterday. the present Minister of the US. at London having a Secretary attached to him, the additional emploiment arising from the occasional mission lately determined on, has not been thought sufficient to require an additional Secretary: nor consequently the occasion of being useful to those whose merit & talents qualify them for such an appointmt. he prays mr Balch to accept his salutations.

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