Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Law of the Columbian Institute, February 24, 1817

ID: SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F03_D08]

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Form/Genre: Letters (correspondence)

Date: 1817

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F03_D08

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Letter from Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Law thanking him for Jefferson's honorary membership to the Columbian Institute.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7051, Columbian Institute Records, Image No. SIA_007051_S02_B01_F03_D08

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  • 1817
  • February 24, 1817

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Letters (correspondence)

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SIA RU007051 [SIA_007051_S02_B01_F03_D08]

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Monticello Feb. [[superscript]] y [[/superscript]] 24. 1817. Th:Jefferson [[paper tear?]] to Tho.[[superscript]]s Law relative to his election as an honorary member of the Columbian Institute. dated 24. Feb. [[superscript]] y [[/superscript]] 1817. free Th:Jefferson Thee Thomas Law esquire Washington Col.
Monticello Feb. 24.17. Dear Sir The enrolment of my name among those of the members of the Columbian Institute is an honor which I recieve with the acknolegements it so justly calls for. I place it to the account of their kindness, and not of any services I can now render them. age and it's effects forbid me that expectation, and teach me that it is not among the ruins of memory that new materials for science are to be sought. The institution of your society ^[[superscript]]adds[[/superscript]] another to the views of [[?]] which fill with delight our contemplations on the future destinies of our beloved country, and of the advancement it is to produce in the character and condition of man. with prayers for it; prosperity, I tender to the Institute and yourself the assurance of my high respect and consideration. Th: Jefferson Thomas Law esquire