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Thomas Jefferson to John Graham, 11 July 1813

To John Graham

Monticello July 11. 13.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 28th was recieved on the 2d instant, and the busy season of the harvest in which we are still engaged, leaving me only this day (Sunday) to answer it, must apologise for the delay. I have had too many proofs of your kind attention to my foreign letters to doubt it in the case of Made de Staehl. the channel which you suggest, of sending it under cover to mr Speyer thro’ the Russian Minister appears to me liable to less risk than thro’ mr Russell, who will be liable to be taken by the English. it is the more proper it should go through mr Speyer because he forwarded the letter from Made de Staehl to which mine is an answer. I presume the British would not violate the Russian minister’s packet, and if the Russian Post office should open it, no harm can ensue. We are all anxious to hear of the President’s recovery. every one is sensible that the safety of the nation depends on his life Accept the assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. the Secretary of State was so kind as to send me from the Superfluous stores of the Dept of State,

reports of the patents for inventions from 1790—to 1804.
1812—to 1813
would it be possible to spare a copy of those  from  1805—to 1811.

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr John Graham”; endorsed by TJ.

André Daschkoff was the russian minister plenipotentiary to the United States. From secretary of state James Monroe, TJ had received two reports of the patents: Letter from the Secretary of State Accompanied with a List of the Names of Persons who have Invented any New and Useful Art, Machine, Manufacture or Composition of Matter, or any Improvement Thereon, and to whom Patents have Issued for the Same, from the Office of the Department of State (Washington, 1805; reprinted in List of Patents description begins A List of Patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790, to December 31, 1836, 1872 description ends , 4–48) and Letter from the Secretary of State, Transmitting a List of the Names of Persons to whom Patents have been Issued for any New or Useful Art, Machine, Manufacture or Composition of Matter, or any Improvement thereon, from January 1, 1812, to January 1, 1813 (Washington, 1813; reprinted in List of Patents description begins A List of Patents granted by the United States from April 10, 1790, to December 31, 1836, 1872 description ends , 107–30; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 6 [no. 224]).

Index Entries

  • Daschkoff, André; Russian minister to U.S. search
  • Graham, John; and lists of patents search
  • Graham, John; letters to search
  • Graham, John; TJ sends letters through search
  • Letter from the Secretary of State, Transmitting a List of the Names of Persons to whom Patents have been Issued search
  • Letter from the Secretary of State Accompanied with a List of the Names of Persons who have Invented any New and Useful Art, Machine, Manufacture or Composition of Matter search
  • Madison, James; illness of search
  • Monroe, James; sends lists of patents to TJ search
  • patents; lists of search
  • Russell, Jonathan; mentioned search
  • Speyer, John; forwards letters to TJ search
  • Speyer, John; U.S. consul search
  • Staël Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, baronne de; correspondence of search