To Daniel Brent
Monticello June 23. 17.
I very lately took the liberty of requesting you to give a safe passage with your official dispatches to a part of my European correspondence. I have now to ask the same for the residue not then ready, and hope this will close the trouble imposed on you for the present year for which I pray you to accept my apologies, with the assurance of my great esteem and respect.
PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of reused address cover of John Barnes to TJ, 12 May 1817; at foot of text: “Mr Brent”; endorsed by TJ, with his additional notation: “lre to Gallatin, coverg Kosciuzko Etc.” Enclosures: (1) TJ to Alexander von Humboldt, 13 June 1817. (2) TJ to Louis Pio, 13 June 1817. (3) TJ to Barbé Marbois, 14 June 1817. (4) TJ to Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 15 June 1817. (5) TJ to Albert Gallatin, 23 June 1817.