Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Oliver Farwell, 14 July 1808

Washington July 14. 1808

Dear Sir,

Since I had the Honour of answering your note of yesterday, I have received an answer from The Honourable James Madison to the letter which I had the Honour of handing him from the Governour of St Bartholoms. the answer was unfavourable to wishes and expectations of the Governour

In consideration of which I am agreeable to my Instructions obliged to leave Washington this evening for Hallifax for the purpoise of procureing a Supply of provisions at that place for the Starving Inhabitants of St Bartholomews—This I have no doubt your Excellency will deem a Sufficient appoligy for my declining the Honour of dining with him on Friday agreeable my engagement of this morning—

I am your Excellencys most Obeidient Humble Servant

Oliver Farwell

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