Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Hary Grant, 16 October 1801

From Hary Grant

London 16 Ocr. 1801


The Enclosed Mr Pinckney desired I Would forward On my Arrivl: in England I Left Paris 7 days Ago. When Mr Livingstone Was hourly Expected and much Wisht for. You Will not Recollect me tho frequently With You through my particular friend Major Butler—

I have the honor to be Sir Your very Obd Sevt:

Hary Grant
Consul U.S. for Scotland

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 20 Jan. 1802 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Charles Pinckney to TJ, 6 Oct. 1801.

English native Hary Grant (ca. 1759–1814) arrived at Charleston, South Carolina, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary War. He was a business partner of James Simons in the mid-1780s and became Spain’s agent in South Carolina in 1794. Although appointed U.S. consul at Leith, Scotland, in 1798, he reportedly spent most of his time in London and Paris (George C. Rogers, Jr., Evolution of a Federalist: William Loughton Smith of Charleston (1758–1812) [Columbia, 1962], 100–1, 186; S.C. Biographical Directory, House of Representatives description begins J. S. R Faunt, Walter B. Edgar, N. Louise Bailey, and others, eds., Biographical Directory of the South Carolina House of Representatives, Columbia, S.C., 1974–92 , 5 vols. description ends , 3:649; New York American Minerva, 29 July 1794; JEP description begins Journal of the Executive Proceedings of the Senate of the United States … to the Termination of the Nineteenth Congress, Washington, D.C., 1828, 3 vols. description ends , 1:286; Madison, Papers, Sec. of State Ser. description begins J. C. A. Stagg, ed., The Papers of James Madison, Secretary of State Series, Charlottesville, 1986–, 8 vols. description ends , 3:448; New York National Advocate, 20 Dec. 1814).

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