Thomas Jefferson requests asparagus and companyThomas Jefferson Autograph Letter Signed "Th. Jefferson" in the text. One page, 7.25" x 9.5", [Monticello], May 10, 1812. Three years after his retirement at Monticello, the author of the Declaration of Independence and the third U.S. president asks his neighbor and long-time friend Reverend Charles Clay for asparagus and company. In full:
"Th Jefferson to Mr. Clay
The bearer comes to beg some Asparagus, and if you have no better project for the day, to come and partake of it, weather permitting. I salute you with friendship & respect.
Sunday May 10.12."
Charles Clay was the rector of St. Anne's Parish in Virginia. The top left corner of the letter was torn when the original seal was broken. Seal remnants still exist in the top right corner. Toned paper with folds.
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