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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Palmira Johnson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07150 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Monticello, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1823 Pagination: 1 p. + FF 15.8 x 18.5 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07150 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Monticello, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 September 1823 Pagination: 1 p. + FF 15.8 x 18.5 cm

Summary of Content: Sends a lock of hair (not included) and a "likeness of the head also from which it is shorn as taken by [Gilbert] Stewart." Written in the third person.

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Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mrs. Palmira Johnson and assures her that he is justly sensible of the kindness of the letter, and of the request she has been ...pleased to address to him. faithful endeavors to do right in the trusts confided to him by his country constitute the sum of his pretensions and if he has obtained the approbation of his fellow citizens, it is his abundant reward. If a lock of hairs, silvered by eighty winters could be worth a request from the authors of Rosalie he presumes he may venture to ask her acceptance of a likeness of the head also from which it is shorn as taken by Stewart and he [illegible] her the assurance of his most respectful salutations.

Monticello Sep. 27. 23.
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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: PresidentWomen's HistoryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The First Age of Reform

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