Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter Minor to Thomas Jefferson, 30 December 1810

From Peter Minor

Charlottesville 30th Decr: 10

Dr Sir

Mr J. Randolph has just shewn me an extract of a letter from Col Monroe to yourself respecting an anonymous communication which has been sent to the Editor of the Enquirer &c &c. I am very certain that neither of the Directors or myself had any agency or knowledge of this transaction. On the contrary I have the best reasons to believe the communication was furnished by no other person than John Nicholas Esqr who intended you no good, as he has given himself the pains to produce a very lengthy answer to your communication to the Directors thro’ me.—How your letter fell into his hands so as to enable him to attempt an answer, will be explained to you by Our friend Mr P. Carr who is possessed of all the circumstances.1 Yr Frd & H Sert

P Minor

RC (MHi); addressed: “Mr Jefferson Monticello Mr P: Carr”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Dec. 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “circunstances.”

Index Entries

  • Carr, Peter (TJ’s nephew); mentioned search
  • Enquirer (Richmond newspaper); T. Ritchie as editor of search
  • Minor, Peter; and Rivanna Company search
  • Minor, Peter; letters from search
  • Monroe, James; and Rivanna Company search
  • Nicholas, John; and Rivanna Company search
  • Ritchie, Thomas; editor of Richmond Enquirer search
  • Rivanna Company; directors of search