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Thomas Jefferson to George Ticknor, 16 August 1815

To George Ticknor

Monticello Aug. 16. 15.

Dear Sir

In my letter of July 4. I mentioned that mr Girard of Philadelphia would furnish a credit of 350.D. on his correspondents in Paris, then unknown to me, but of whom mr John Vaughan would give you information. I now inclose you a copy of mr Girard’s letter to messrs Perrigaux, Lafitte and co. directing them to pay to you that sum, and more if my catalogue should require more.—I can give you no other, nor better news than that the calm of this country is a delicious contrast to the storms which are shaking the oldest and firmest battlements of Europe. you will [re]ad1 in that how inestimable is the happy lot of your own country, and the wisdom of it’s taking no part in the broils of that Bedlam. ever & affectionately yours

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; ink stained; at foot of text: “Mr George Ticknor to the care of Elisha Ticknor esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: first enclosure to John Vaughan to TJ, 31 July 1815. Enclosed in TJ to Elisha Ticknor, 16 Aug. 1815, not found and not recorded in SJL, but acknowledged in Elisha Ticknor to TJ, 24 Aug. 1815.

1Word recopied above the line by TJ but still not fully legible.

Index Entries

  • Girard, Stephen; and TJ’s lines of credit search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; European affairs search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; forwards letters to and from TJ search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; letter to accounted for search
  • Ticknor, George; and books for TJ search
  • Ticknor, George; letters to search
  • Vaughan, John; and TJ’s lines of credit in Europe search