To Bernard Peyton
Monticello Mar. 16. 17.
During an absence of 27. years from Europe, the ordinary course of mortality, aided by a bloody revolution & active guillotine has swept off nearly every personel acquaintance on that side of the Atlantic. with some literary characters I have since had correspondence, but not knowing them personally or their habits of society, I do not take the liberty of giving letters of introduction to them. the letter which I inclose to mr Gallatin will give to mr Preston the benefit of his introduction to living characters unknown to me; and supposing he may visit the Southern countries I add letters to mr Cathalan of Marseilles and mr Appleton of Leghorn, the [two?] sea ports he will be most likely to visit. when you have rea[d them?], be so good as to stick wafers in them, as my friends will distinguish, favorably for him, sealed from open letters of introduction. I salute you with constant friendship and respect.
- Appleton, Thomas; TJ introduces W. C. Preston to search
- Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); TJ introduces W. C. Preston to search
- Gallatin, Albert; TJ introduces W. C. Preston to search
- Peyton, Bernard; and introductions for W. C. Preston search
- Peyton, Bernard; letters to search
- Preston, William Campbell; TJ introduces search