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Thomas Jefferson to Albert Gallatin, 11 [May] 1815

To Albert Gallatin

Monticello April1 [May] 11. 15.

Dear Sir

Mr Girardin, who will have the honor of presenting you this letter, revisits his native country after a residence of 20. years in this his country by adoption. he will consider this relation as placing him under your protection, of which he is entirely worthy. a residence of some years in my neighborhood enables me to assure you that he is a gentleman of science, of worth, and perfect correctness of conduct. he has just compleated a history of Virginia during the period of the revolution, which is now in the press, and both the matter and the manner of the execution, will ensure to the work a welcome acceptance, and to himself the honorable acknolegements of the public. I take the liberty of presenting him to you as worthy of any attentions you [shall?] be so good as to shew him, and add the assuran[ces of] my constant and affectionate friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 203:36229); on recto of reused address cover to TJ; misdated; mutilated at seal; at foot of text: “His Excellency Mr Gallatin”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 11 May 1815 and so recorded in SJL, with the additional notation that it was to be delivered “by Girardin.” Enclosed in TJ to Louis H. Girardin, 12 May 1815.

1Reworked from “Mar.”

Index Entries

  • Burk, John Daly; The History of Virginia search
  • Gallatin, Albert; letters of introduction to search
  • Gallatin, Albert; letters to search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; and J. D. Burk’s History of Virginia search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; TJ introduces to A. Gallatin search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; TJ on search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; visits France search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; L. H. Girardin search
  • The History of Virginia (J. D. Burk, S. Jones, and L. H. Girardin); TJ recommends search