Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Abiel Holmes, 26 December 1806

Washington Dec. 26. 06.


Your favor of the 15th. with the book, has been safely recieved. the Memoires de l’Amerique were packed in a box & sent from Monticello in May last: but owing to the extraordinary fall of the river & the drought which continued till Winter the vessel on board which they were was stopped about midway to Richmond, & the books were left there till November when for the first time the navigation became practicable. they have since been sent to this place, and I have for some time been on the look out for some vessel bound to Boston. they shall be sent by the very first I can hear of. I am really sorry they have been so long delayed. Accept my salutations & assurances of great respect

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Miscellaneous Manuscript Collection.

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