Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to C. & A. Conrad & Company, 11 December 1809

To C. & A. Conrad & Company

Monticello Dec. 11. 09.

Messrs Conrad & co.

I wrote you on the 23d of Nov. in answer to yours of the 13th of that month. I soon after concluded to write to the President suggesting to him the expediency of his ordering Govr Lewis’s two trunks from Nashville by the stage to Washington, there to have the papers assorted & deliver those respecting his expedition to Genl Clarke soon expected. Genl Clarke called on me a few days ago. he is named one of his executors by the Governor; & informed me that he had desired the trunks to be sent on to Washington under the care of mr Whiteside, the newly elected Senator from Tennissee. he is himself now1 gone on to Washington, where the papers may be immediately expected, & he will proceed thence to Philadelphia to do whatever is necessary to the publication. I salute you with respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Clark (Clarke), William; and journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • Clark (Clarke), William; travels to Washington search
  • Clark (Clarke), William; visits Monticello search
  • Conrad, C. & A., and Company (Philadelphia firm); and journals of Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • Conrad, C. & A., and Company (Philadelphia firm); letters to search
  • Lewis, Meriwether; Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition; journals of search
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition; publication of journals search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Clark, William search
  • Whiteside, Jenkin; takes trunks to Washington search