Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Izard, 30 August 1801

From George Izard

Baltimore. August 30th 1801.


Mr. Barbé Marbois whom I had the pleasure to see at Paris charged me with one of the enclosed Letters for You; the other was sent to my Lodgings by a person whom I do not know. I profit of the oppertunity the circumstance of forwarding them affords me of presenting my Respects to You and have the Honor to be,

Sir, Your very obedient humble Servt

Geo. Izard,
Capt. 1 Regt Art. & Engrs.

RC (NNPM); at foot of text: “His Excellency Thos. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 10 Sep. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) François Barbé de Marbois to TJ, 24 June. (2) Probably Charles Louis Clérisseau to TJ, 29 Apr. (recorded in SJL as received from Paris on 10 Sep., but not found).

George Izard (1776–1828) returned to America as a passenger in the Maryland, after serving as secretary to his brother-in-law, the U.S. minister to Portugal, William Loughton Smith. A son of former U.S. Senator Ralph Izard of South Carolina, George Izard subsequently enjoyed a distinguished public career, which included service as a major general during the War of 1812 and an appointment as governor of the Arkansas Territory (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, New York and Oxford, 1999, 24 vols. description ends ; South Carolina Historical and Genealogical Magazine, 2 [1901], 223; Federal Gazette & Baltimore Daily Advertiser, 29 Aug. 1801).

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