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

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Author: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Abstract: 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.
Issued Date: 1808-07-20
Subjects: Madison, James, 1751-1836
Lewis, Meriwether, 1774-1809
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15378
Citation: Thomas Jefferson Papers, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.


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