Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 July 1792

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"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 July 1792." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Letter text

Philadelphia    July 12. 1792

Dear Sir

On receipt of your favor inclosing the devise for a seal, I had enquiry made of different workmen here, and have found one of them alone, who is within the bounds of reason. this is a mr Poupard who will do the seal for 32. dollars for each side, say 64. for the two sides, in brass, and for twice that sum in steel. I have thought it best to ask your pleasure in which metal you will have it executed, & of what size; and if you will be so good as to address an answer to mr Taylor at the Secretary of state’s office Philada, or to me at Monticello your will shall be done. the former address will save a week or ten days. being all hurry on the approach of my departure I can only add assurances of eternal esteem & respect from

your affectionate
Th: Jefferson

See also

Seal of the High Court of Chancery