Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Dougherty, 19 May 1806

Monticello May 19. 06.

The bearer of this is an express hired to carry dispatches to the Secretaries of State & of the Navy at Washington. I have engaged him to bring back to me my gigg, which was carried to Washington by mr Randolph & left there. in consideration of this I have promised him lodging & subsistence for himself & horse at the President’s house while in Washington. he has nothing to detain him there but to get the gigg & harness. if either of them want any little repair to enable them to bear the journey back, mr Daugherty is desired to have it done without a moment’s delay; or if he should be gone to Baltimore, as he proposed, I ask the favor of mr Lemaire to have the gigg & harness delivered to the bearer in travelling condition. the bearer is a young man engaged in work for me, and I recommend him therefore to be taken care of & treated well.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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