Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Garrit Storm, 2 March 1816

To Garrit Storm

Monticello Mar. 2. 16.


In answer to the enquiries of your letter of Feb. 23. concerning Alexander Quarrier I can inform you that I have known a person of that name ever since the year 1783. he was then a coachmaker in Philadelphia in partnership with Hunter. he removed to Richmond where I knew him well many years as a very worthy citizen. he was a captain in the militia of the city, in the artillery I believe, and deemed a good officer. it is several years I believe since he left Richmond, but whither he went, I know not, nor whether he is still living. of course I know nothing of his pecuniary circumstances. Accept my respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

P. S. mr Quarrier was either a Scotchman or Irishman.

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to TJ, 9 Feb. 1816; between signature and postscript: “Mr Garrit Storm N. York”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • carriages; mentioned search
  • Hunter, William (coachmaker); partner of A. Quarrier search
  • Quarrier, Alexander; whereabouts sought search
  • Storm, Garrit; letter to search
  • Storm, Garrit; seeks information about A. Quarrier search