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Thomas Jefferson to Henry Jackson, 8 February 1816

To Henry Jackson

Monticello Feb. 8. 16.

I am really ashamed, Sir, to repeat at such short intervals the liberties I take with your cover. but I recieved last night a letter from mr Ticknor from Gottingen, two days after mr Terril had left us, and my anxiety that an answer should overtake him induces me to attempt it.

mr Ticknor writes me he will be in Paris in the spring as early as the roads will permit, by which time I am in hopes this letter may be there also. I ask of your goodness to retain it for him, and repeat the assurance of my great obligns & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from William Short to TJ; at foot of text: “Dr Henry Jackson,” with additional notation by TJ beneath that: “put under cover to Geo. Stevenson with a request to deliver it to mr Terril if not gone, & if gone, to give it the first safe conveyance he could”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to George Ticknor, 8 Feb. 1816. Enclosed in TJ to George P. Stevenson, [ca. 8 Feb. 1816], not found and not recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); as secretary of legation in Paris search
  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); conveys TJ’s letters search
  • Jackson, Henry (1778–1840); letters to search
  • Stevenson, George Pitt; forwards letters for TJ search
  • Stevenson, George Pitt; letter to accounted for search
  • Terrell, Dabney Carr (TJ’s sister Martha Jefferson Carr’s grandson); carries TJ’s letters to Europe search
  • Ticknor, George; H. Jackson conveys letters to search