Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Bailie Warden to Thomas Jefferson, 19 January 1811

From David Bailie Warden

Philadelphia, 19 Jan. 1811.


I beg leave to inform you, that I have received your letter, of the 11th of Jan., which gives me the pleasing hope of returning as Consul to Paris.1 I need not repeat how much I am indebted to you for your friendship—To be reestablished at Paris will make me quite happy, as it will afford me the means of a decent existence and of improvement in scientific pursuits—which I value more than money. you will please to send your letters for France to the care of the President—I shall repair to washington, in the course of a few days, to wait his decision.— I am, Sir, with the greatest respect and esteem,

your truly obliged Servt

David Bailie Warden

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 2 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. FC (MdHi: Warden Letterbook); in Warden’s hand; incomplete.

TJ’s letter to Warden of the 11th of jan. was actually dated a day earlier.

1FC ends here.

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