Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Dortic to Thomas Jefferson, 24 April 1811

From John Dortic

New York April 24th 1811.


I have the favour to forward to you a letter which I was trusted with in L’Orient, with a small box containing garden seeds, as I was told. I made the entry of the box which remains on board of my vessel to be Delivered according to your direction.

I am very glad, Sir, to have that opportunity to present1 my respect to you of whom I am Respectfully

The Most obedient Servant
John Dortic2
121 William Street

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 1 May 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: André Thoüin to TJ, 2 Mar. 1811.

John Dortic was a merchant in New York City (Longworth’s American Almanac, New-York Register, and City Directory [New York, 1812], 91; George Long, The Citizens Directory and Strangers Guide Through the City of New York [New York, 1814], 166).

1Manuscript: “prent.”

2Preceding two words copied below line by TJ for clarity.

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  • Dortic, John; forwards seeds to TJ search
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