Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Monroe, 28 September 1803

From James Monroe

London Sepr. 28. 1803.

Dear Sir

Mr. Halsey a respectable citizen of R Island who has been some years in Europe, will have the pleasure to present you this. He has been introduc’d to me as a young man of merit, of the best connections at home, and expressing a desire of being known to you, I take the liberty of giving him this letter stating his pretentions in the light, they have appear’d to me, and to add that what I have known of his character at Paris & here, justifies the introduction given of him by his friend there. I am happy in the occasion of renewing to you the assurance of my great respect and esteem.

Jas. Monroe

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 8 Dec. and so recorded in SJL with notation “by mr Halsey.”

Thomas L. Halsey’s friend in Paris was Fulwar Skipwith (see Skipwith to TJ, 6 Apr.).

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