To Henry M. Brackenridge
Monticello Mar. 16. 14.
Th: Jefferson presents his thanks to mr Brackenridge for the copy of his much esteemed ‘Views of Louisiana’ which he has been so kind as to send him. in doing this he does but render his portion of the general gratitude due for this valuable contribution towards the knolege of a great country which nature has destined to become the most interesting portion of the Western world. he salutes mr Brackenridge with great respect and esteem.
RC (ViU: TJP); torn at crease, with missing text supplied from PoC; dateline at foot of text; addressed, with a series of redirections in different hands: “Mr Henry M. Brackenridge Baton Rouge Louisiana <
recommended to the care of Mr [. . .]>”; franked; postmarked twice. PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.