Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Wayles Eppes to Thomas Jefferson, 21 January 1811

From John Wayles Eppes

Washington Jan. 21. 1811.

Dear Sir,

When I received your last letter the pamphlet the return of which you requested was in the hands of Mr Clay one of the gentlemen to whom you extended by a former letter the permission of reading it— I have just this moment received it in the House and have only time while a discussion on the Bank bill is progressing to put it under cover with my friendly wishes—

The first section of the Bill is struck out & a question is now depending for indefinite postponement—The Bill for the renewal of the charter will unquestionably fail—

With every sentiment of affection & respect
I am yours—&c

Jno W Eppes

Tell Francis I will write to him by the next mail & inclose his Books if they can be procured in the city—

RC (ViU: TJP-ER); endorsed by TJ as received 2 Mar. 1811 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: TJ’s Statement on the Batture Case, 31 July 1810.

A 20 Feb. 1811 letter to TJ from Henry clay, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Washington on 2 Mar. 1811.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States; and renewal of charter search
  • Bank of the United States; opposition to search
  • Clay, Henry; and batture controversy search
  • Clay, Henry; letters from accounted for search
  • Congress, U.S.; and renewal of bank charter search
  • Eppes, Francis Wayles (TJ’s grandson); at Monticello search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and batture controversy search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; statement on the batture case search
  • statement on the batture case (Thomas Jefferson); copies of returned to TJ search