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John Graham to Thomas Jefferson, 28 June 1813

From John Graham

Washington 28th June 1813.

Dear Sir

I had the Honor some time since to receive a Letter from you, covering one for the Baroness de Staël-Holstein1 which you wished me to forward2 to Stockholm—at the time I received it I had hoped that I should be able to send it by mr Russell in a few days—and therefore delayed acknowledging the receipt of the Letter until I could have the pleasure of telling you that I had found so good a conveyance for it—I am now quite mortified that I took this course, for mr Russell is yet here—and my silence may induce you to suppose that I have not been attentive to your commands—

The facts stated will, however, I hope plead my apology and I beg leave to enquire whether if, mr Russell does not go—(& the course taken by the Senate on his nomination seems to make it probable) it will be satisfactory to you, that we should put your Letter under cover to mr Speyer the american agent at Stockholm, and ask the favor of the Russian minister to forward it with his Despatches—?

I have the pleasure to inform you that the President is considered much better today than he has been for some days past. with Sentiments of the Highest

Respect & Regard

I am Dear Sir your mo Obt Sert

John Gra[ham]

RC (DLC); edge frayed; endorsed by TJ as received 2 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

The russian minister plenipotentiary to the United States was André Daschkoff.

1Manuscript: “Holsein.”

2Manuscript: “forwarded.”

Index Entries

  • Daschkoff, André; Russian minister to U.S. search
  • Graham, John; letters from search
  • Graham, John; TJ sends letters through search
  • Madison, James; illness of search
  • Russell, Jonathan; nominated minister to Sweden search
  • Senate, U.S.; and J. Russell’s nomination search
  • Speyer, John; U.S. consul search
  • Staël Holstein, Anne Louise Germaine Necker, baronne de; correspondence of search