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Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Ritchie, 19 September 1813

To Thomas Ritchie

Monticello Sep. 19. 13.

Dear Sir

The inclosed biographical Notice of our late minister mr Barlow was prepared for some of the public papers of Europe, and has been forwarded to me by one of it’s authors. you will see subscribed to it as much of their names as they chuse to communicate. I inclose it to you supposing it possible you might think it worthy of translation and of publication in your paper. when done with I shall be glad to recieve the original again. I avail myself with pleasure of the occasion of assuring you of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Ritchie”; endorsed by TJ.

The inclosed biographical notice had been sent to TJ by one of it’s authors, Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, on 10 Feb. 1813. It was translated and published in the Richmond Enquirer on 29 Oct. 1813.

Index Entries

  • Barlow, Joel; Obituary by P. S. Du Pont de Nemours and K. E. Oelsner search
  • Du Pont de Nemours, Pierre Samuel; Obituary Notice for Joel Barlow search
  • Enquirer (Richmond newspaper); prints J. Barlow’s obituary search
  • Enquirer (Richmond newspaper); TJ submits item to search
  • Oelsner, Konrad Engelbert; Obituary Notice for Joel Barlow search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; letters to search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; TJ forwards article to search