Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Barton, 15 March 1802

From William Barton

Lancaster, March 15th. 1802.—


Wishing to send two copies of my book to France, I conceived it would be proper to transmit them through the hands of Mr. Pichon, the French Resident here: Yet, not having the honor of any acquaintance with that Gentleman—and it being very uncertain whether the bearer of this (Mr. Peter Shindel, my next-door Neighbour,) will have an opportunity of calling on him,—I pray, Sir, that you will do me the honor of presenting them to Mr. Pichon; with a tender of my Respects, and a request that he would be pleased to forward the books, agreeably to the tenor of the enclosed Letter. This I have left unsealed, for your perusal; in order that, if it should not meet your approbation, it may not be forwarded.—

I have the Honor to be, With the highest Respect And greatest personal Consideration, Sir, Your mo. obedt. servt.

W. Barton

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “The President”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Mch. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

BOOK: Barton’s recently published Dissertation on the Freedom of Navigation and Maritime Commerce, which he had dedicated to TJ (Vol. 35:609–10; Vol. 36:610–11).

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