PRESIDENT THOMAS JEFFERSON - THIRD PERSON AUTOGRAPH NOTE 04/06/1821 - HFSID 295420
THOMAS JEFFERSON He extends a dinner invitation to friend and merchant William Huntington, signed in the text. Third Person Autograph Note signed in text: "Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Mr. Huntington to dine with him on Sunday the 8th. Apr. 6. 21", 1 page, 7¾x4.
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He extends a dinner invitation to friend and merchant William Huntington, signed in the text.
Third Person Autograph Note signed in text: "Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Mr. Huntington to dine with him on Sunday the 8th. Apr. 6. 21", 1 page, 7¾x4. No place given [but probably Monticello], 1821 April 6. THOMAS JEFFERSON (1743-1826) served as third U.S. President from 1801 to1809. A former delegate to the Continental Congress from Virginia (1775-1776, 1783-1784), Jefferson drafted and signed the Declaration of Independence (1776). He then served as Governor of Virginia (1779-1781) and as a member of Virginia's state legislature (1782). Named U.S. Minister to France in 1785, Jefferson remained abroad until 1789, when he was asked by George Washington to be his Secretary of State (1790-1793). Jefferson then served as Vice President under John Adams (1797-1801) until being elected President. A man of many talents, Jefferson has been called "the Sage of Monticello". While in "retirement" at Monticello, Jefferson busied himself with founding the University of Virginia, the nation's first nonsectarian college, which opened its doors in 1825. He also renewed his friendship with former rival John Adams in a legendary correspondence which continued until the deaths of the two founding fathers on the same day: the Fourth of July 1826, the fiftieth anniversary of the Declaration of Independence! One of Jefferson's friends in his later years was William Huntington, a Connecticut native who settled in nearby Charlottesville, Virginia in 1818. The former President became a regular customer at Huntington's dry goods store, buying books as well as silks and porter. Huntington's business did not thrive, however, and he was forced to sell it in 1822. The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series list six dinner invitations extended by Jefferson to Huntington between 1818 and 1823. Toned and soiled (lightly effecting signature). Multiple mailing folds. Notches near center of folds. Minor notch at left edge. Otherwise, fine condition.
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