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José Corrêa da Serra to Thomas Jefferson, 12 May 1816

From José Corrêa da Serra

Philadelphia 12 May. 1816

Dear Sir

Your Letter from Poplar forest reached my hands Last week, and with it i am enabled to follow with more cognizance the research of Capt. Lewis’s papers. The only part which i had recovered i had forwarded to you by your excellent grand daughter when she was here.

Colonel Jones of the Guards who is going to Kentucky to dispose of his lands there, will present this to you. He wishes to have the honour of seeing you and conversing with you. I assure you that he is worthy of it. He is the whiggest of all whigs i have met, and bears a highly honorable character.

Be so kind to remember me to Mrs and Colonel Randolph, and receive the assurance of the sentiments with which i am

Sir Your most obliged obedt servant

J. Corrèa de Serra

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 May 1816 and so recorded in SJL, which adds that it was delivered “by Colo Jones.”

TJ’s excellent grand daughter was Ellen W. Randolph (Coolidge).

Index Entries

  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); travels of search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and E. W. R. Coolidge search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; and journals of M. Lewis search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; introduces Col. Jones to TJ search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Jones, Col.; introduced by J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Jones, Col.; visits Monticello search
  • Lewis, Meriwether; papers of search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Jones, Col. search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); greetings sent to search