Thomas Jefferson Papers

Elisha Ticknor to Thomas Jefferson, 24 August 1815

From Elisha Ticknor

Boston, 24th Aug. 1815.


I have this day received yours dated the 16th ins. at Monticello, covering a letter to my Son. I have not heard a syllable from him since my letter of the 7th ins. to you, which I suppose you must have received before this time—at least I hope it has reach’d you. I have had no opportunity to forward a line to him since your first letter came to hand; but, in about ten days, the Ship New-Packet, which carried him out, I expect will sail from this port to Liverpool, which will give me a fine chance to convey your letters and mine directly to Saml Williams, Esq; his Correspondent, No. 13, Finsbury Square, London. I suppose he is now in Amsterdam. I expect letters from him by the New-Galen,1 which is and has been hourly looked for in this port for ten or fifteen days. If I get any thing of importance from him, I will forward it to you, sir, immediately.

I am, sir In the highest consideration, your most obedient Servant,

Elisha Ticknor.

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq; Late President of the United States of America”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

The ship galen reached the the port of Boston from London on 24 Aug. 1815 (Boston Daily Advertiser, 25 Aug. 1815).

1Reworked from “the Galen.”

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  • Galen (ship) search
  • New-Packet (ship) search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; and G. Ticknor’s travels search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; forwards letters to and from TJ search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; letters from search
  • Ticknor, George; forwarding address of in London search
  • Ticknor, George; travels of search
  • Williams, Samuel (of London); forwards correspondence search