Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Dabney Carr, 27 February 1813

To Dabney Carr

Monticello Feb. 27. 13.

Dear Sir

I put the inclosed under cover to you, leaving it open for your perusal in the hope you will stick a wafer in it after perusal1 and have it safely delivered. I do it because I do not know the present state of mr Randolph’s mind, and whether it may not want jogging & perhaps encouragement in a business of which it has so long lost sight. in this case I will pray you to use any urgency you can with propriety, as dispatch is extremely interesting for the friend whom I am endeavoring to serve, & still more so to his family. the offer now made for his tenement is greatly beyond what had ever been expected. your friends in this neighborhood are all well. accept assurances of my affection & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (ViU: TJP-CC); at foot of text: “Dabney Carr”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s inclosed letter to Edmund Randolph of 27 Feb. 1813 is recorded in SJL but not found. TJ was endeavoring to serve Philip Mazzei by selling his tenement in Richmond.

1Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and P. Mazzei’s Richmond property search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Mazzei, Philip; Richmond property of search
  • Randolph, Edmund; and P. Mazzei’s property search
  • Randolph, Edmund; letters to accounted for search
  • Richmond, Va.; P. Mazzei’s property in search