Sunday, November 28, 2010

november 28, 1810 (wed.)

Last week Mr. Jefferson received a rather odd letter, written by an anonymous gentleman (or several) calling himself (or themselves) "I J K L & M," on behalf of a madman named John Polly.

It began, "John Polly is a crazy man and wants to see you very much, If you (or any body) who this should fall into the hands of will make him hold his tongue it is more than any one else can do previous to this. ..."

Mr. Jefferson, of course, simply noted that he received it and filed it away.