Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Maury, 24 June 1822

Liverpool 24 June 1822

My Dear Sir,

When my son James lately left this place it so happened that I could not write to you as I intended: he is gone out with the intention of remaining for good. I must promise to you that this son of mine has, for many years, labored under nervous affections to such a degree as greatly to have impeded his progress in acquirements equal to my original expectations: a circumstance which makes him appear to be what he really is not: he however is amiable and good: may I take the liberty to request you to favor him with your notice & kindness?

You & I have lived to see many things come to pass, as well political as commercial, which, in this country, had for ages, been considered as next to impossible: a recent one just occurs, which you may read in this Newspaper: namely the passage in the Upper House of a bill for opening intercourse with the United States & their Colonies.

Accept the best wishes of your old friend

James Maury

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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