To Philip I. Barziza
Monticello Jan. 1. 17.
Your favor of Dec. 14. is but just recieved, informing me of your petition to the legislature. I have outlived all my antient acquaintances in that body; but I have two or three young friends there to whom I write by this mail, and ask their attention to your case. these are mr Thweatt of Chesterfield & Baker of Cumberland in the house of Delegates, and mr Cabell of the Senate from this district, who I am sure will endeavor to have right done you.
I shall be very happy indeed to hear of the arrival of the books with respect to which I troubled you. if forwarded on their arrival to mr Gibson at Richmond they will come safely to me, and on recieving a note of the costs and charges from you, I will immediately remit it to you. I salute you with great respect & esteem.
RC (IaU: Presidential Letters); edge frayed, with missing text supplied from PoC; addressed: “Viscount Philip S. BarzizaWilliamsburg Virga”; franked; postmarked Milton, 1 Jan. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Steele to TJ, 26 Oct. 1816; endorsed by TJ.
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