Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Clinton, 29 July 1801

From George Clinton

Albany 29th. July 1801

Dear Sir

Mrs: Tudor intending to pass through the City of Washington on her way to the Springs in Berkeley County Virginia permit me to recommend her to your Friendly Notice and Attention—She is the Wife of Judge Tudor of Boston a Gentleman of much respectabillity and steady adherent to the virtuous Principles of our Revolution & his good Lady possesses the same Sentiment in an immenent Degree—She will be accompanied by one of her sons, a well informed young Gentleman and of excellent Character. As a lady is concerned I flatter myself you will pardon this Liberty   Your’s sincerely,

Geo: Clinton

RC (NNPM); at foot of text: “The President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Sep. and so recorded in SJL.

Mrs: Tudor: Delia Jarvis, daughter of Boston Loyalists Elias and Deliverance Jarvis, married William Tudor in 1778. A Harvard graduate, Judge Tudor had served as John Adams’s law clerk from 1769 to 1772, when he was admitted to the bar. In July 1775, Washington appointed him judge advocate of the Continental Army. In August 1776 he was promoted to lieutenant colonel and became the judge advocate general. Tudor resigned in April 1777 and returned to Boston, where he established a law practice and held state political offices. Although considered a Republican during the late 1790s, from 1801 to 1804 he served as a Federalist in the Massachusetts Senate. One of her Sons: William Tudor, Jr., who graduated from Harvard in 1796 and became the founder and first editor of the North American Review (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, New York and Oxford, 1999, 24 vols. description ends , 19:919–20; Robert J. Taylor and others, eds., Papers of John Adams, 13 vols. to date [Cambridge, Mass., 1977– ], 2:104–5; Sibley description begins John L. Sibley and Clifford K. Shipton, Sibley’s Harvard Graduates: Biographical Sketches of Those Who Attended Harvard College, Cambridge, Mass., 1873– , 18 vols. description ends , 17:252–65; Madison to TJ, 16 Aug. 1801).

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