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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal (December 4, 1806)

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal (December 4
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In a letter to William DuVal, dated December 4, 1806, Thomas Jefferson discusses how to send a portrait of George Wythe, his former teacher who died in June from probable poisoning.

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal (December 4

Washington Dec. 4. 06.

Dear Sir

Your favor of Nov. 21. has been duly recieved and I thank you for the offer of the profile of mr Wythe, every trace of whom will be dear to me. if you will be so good as to desire mr [George] Jefferson to forward me either the original or the copy, as you please, it will be recieved with equal thankfulness. it should be rolled on a stick, & not folded. the original of the other profile, after taking a copy, I had packed in a box addressed to yourself that it might be returned to Lydia [Broadnax] with my thanks for the opportunity of copying it. in the same box I put 2. folio volumes of mr Wythe's accounts which had come by mistake with his books. the box I directed to be forwarded to you. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great respect.

Th: Jefferson

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APA Citation:
Jefferson, Thomas. Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal (December 4, 1806). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/letter-from-thomas-jefferson-to-william-duval-december-4-1806.
MLA Citation:
Jefferson, Thomas. "Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William DuVal (December 4, 1806)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 28 Nov. 2021
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