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Letter, 1808 July 20, Washington, [D.C.] to [William] Short, Phila[delphia, Pennsylvania].

By 1743-1826 Thomas Jefferson


Explains that Short will not need to come to Washington, D.C. because James Madison will be leaving shortly; agrees with Short that he should call his secretary his messenger and pretend to be on a trip as a "private man" for the mission; Meriwether Lewis would make a good secretary but cannot go on the mission because he is needed in the United States and because "he is a Virginian"; the salary is the same; this may be a permanent post for Short and it may not.College of William and Mary. Swem Library. Jefferson ProjectPapers of Thomas Jefferson (Princeton University)The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundatio

Topics: Madison, James, 1751-1836, Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809, Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
Year: 1808
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