Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Fenwick, 22 March 1801

From Joseph Fenwick

George Town 22 March 1801.


Having communicated to Mr. Monroe my application to be continued in the Consulate at Bordeaux, and asked his testimony on the manner I had filled that office during his residence in France—he has been pleased to forward the inclosed letter for you, which I have the honor to transmit.

As my intention is to avoid importunity, I shall add nothing to what I have already said on this business—relying, that as soon as the public service permits you to make an election, you will cause the same to be communicated to me thro’ my friend Mr. John Mason, shou’d the liquidation of my concerns require my absence from this place.

With the greatest respect I have the honour to be Sir your most obedient Servant

Joseph Fenwick

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire President of the U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 23 Mch. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Monroe to TJ, 17 Mch. 1801.

Liquidation: Fenwick and John Mason were dissolving their Georgetown mercantile partnership (MB description begins James A. Bear, Jr., and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, Princeton, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:831n).

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