Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, 11 January 1801

To Julian Ursin Niemcewicz

Washington Jan. 11. 1801.

Dear Sir

I am favoured with yours of Dec. 28. and shall forward it to mr Littlepage’s brother, for the satisfaction of the family. it is I believe a twelvemonth since I have had a letter from Genl. Kosciuzko. but I had an opportunity of hearing some particulars of him from General Davie, one of our envoys lately returned from Paris. he says the General is in tolerable health, is considered as the head of the Polish corps in the service of France, keeps a table as such, and is the regular organ between them & the government of France. he is able to walk about. I thank you for your congratulations on the subject of the late election. it is not however yet decided. the vanquished party have still the resource of some maneuvres to shew their spirit and adroitness. accept assurances of my high esteem & respect, & my friendly salutations.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “M. Niemcewicz”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

Shall forward it: on this day TJ wrote a note to Carter Littlepage: “The inclosed letter from mr Niemcewicz containing some later accounts of your brother I have the pleasure to inclose it to you, and to assure you of the sentiments of esteem with which I am Dear Sir Your most obedt. sert” (PrC in MHi; at foot of text: “Mr. Littlepage”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso). A letter from TJ to Carter Littlepage, 20 Aug. 1800, is recorded in SJL but has not been found.

A twelvemonth: TJ’s last letter in hand from Tadeusz Kosciuszko was that of 15 Sep. [1799], received on 12 Feb. 1800 (Vol. 31:184).

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