Thomas Jefferson Papers

Henry Jackson to Thomas Jefferson, 9 November 1815

From Henry Jackson

Paris Novr 9th 1815


Your note covering the letter for Mr Cathalan has been received,1 and the request it contained immediately complied with.—Mr Cathalan has not yet had time to acknowledge its receipt.—

From the tenor of the note it would appear to be the second time you had requested my Services—This however is the first application that has reached me.—suffer me, sir, to assure you that during my stay2 in Europe, nothing will give me greater pleasure,—nothing will so much gratify the best feelings of my heart, than to be enabled, by any service in my power, to give even a feeble testimony of my sincere & respectful esteem.—

There has been in my possession for five or six weeks an order on Lafitte of this city in favour of Mr Tickinor, drawn by Mr Girard of Philadelphia—I have not yet seen or heard of Mr Tickinor—should he not arrive,3 I shall attend your orders, either directly from yourself, or mediately through Mr Vaughan, as to its ultimate disposition.—

With the most sincere & respectful attachment

I remain sir Your obed servt

Henry Jackson

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson—Late president of The United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. FC (DNA: RG 84, LRF, Miscellaneous Letters Sent); dated 8 Nov. 1815.

For the order on Perregaux, Laffitte (lafitte) & Compagnie in favor of George Ticknor (tickinor), see note to John Vaughan to TJ, 31 July 1815.

1FC here adds “some days Since.”

2FC here adds “in France or.”

3FC: “not visit Paris.”

Index Entries

  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); H. Jackson conveys TJ’s letters to search
  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); conveys TJ’s letters search
  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); letter from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • Ticknor, George; and books for TJ search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search