Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Clagett, 7 October 1808

Washington Oct. 7. 08.


I recieved last night your favor of the 5th. and have carefully examined my files for the recommendatory letters you mention. my papers are arranged first according to states, & alphabetically under each state. I find at once & in it’s proper place your letter of Oct. 12. 1806. but no other paper whatsoever respecting you, nor does that mention any other as inclosed to me. I think I may say therefore that if I have ever been in possession of any others they must have been withdrawn from me before; tho’ I remember neither the reciept nor return of any such; & certainly that none such can now be found in any place where I can possibly expect to find them. I should have been happy to have given you a more satisfactory answer & salute you with great respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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