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Thomas Jefferson to David Bailie Warden, 11 March 1811

To David Bailie Warden

Monticello Mar. 11. 1811.

Dear Sir

Mr Burwell is this moment arrived here, and our post in the instant of it’s departure. the inclosed letter happens to have been ready written and I am extremely anxious to have it delivered into the hands of M. Tracy without the possibility of it’s being opened by the government. mr Burwell thinks if I inclose it to you by this post it may get to N. York before you will have sailed. I therefore hasten to inclose & dispatch it, and pray your care & personal delivery of it. be so good as to add my warm affections to M. de la Fayette, & to say to him that if I had had another quarter of an hour I would have written to him. he shall hear from me by mr Barlow. wishing you a happy voyage and meeting with your friends I salute you with great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (MdHi: Warden Papers); at foot of text: “Mr Warden”; endorsed by Warden. FC (MHi); consisting of description in TJ’s hand: “this letter covered & recommended to his personal delivery a letter to M. Detutt Tracy and prayed him to inform M. de la Fayette he should hear from me by mr Barlow. no copy retained from hurry”; on verso of reused address cover to TJ also containing FC of covering letter described below. Enclosure: TJ to Destutt de Tracy, 26 Jan. 1811. Enclosed in TJ to Theodorus Bailey, 11 Mar. 1811 (FC in MHi; consisting of description in TJ’s hand: “Bailey Genl Theodorus. Mar. 11. 11. this letter covd one to D. B. Warden with a request to return it to me if he had sailed before it reached N. York. no copy retained from hurry.”

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  • Bailey, Theodorus; letters to accounted for search
  • Barlow, Joel; U.S. minister to France search
  • Burwell, William Armistead; carries Destutt de Tracy letter search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; transmission of letters to search
  • Lafayette, Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, marquis de; TJ sends greetings to search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and Destutt de Tracy letter search
  • Warden, David Bailie; carries TJ’s letters to France search
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