Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Barbour to Thomas Jefferson, 30 July 1813

From James Barbour

Richmond July 30th 1813

Dear Sir

A transient visit to Orange prevented me from receiving, and by consequence of answering, the letter, you addressed me (under date the 15th instant) till this time.

The misfortunes which have overwhelmed Mr Strode are to me a Source of deep regret; to contribute to their alleviation would be highly gratifying—more especially when in So doing I could give you a proof of my anxiety to comply with your requests. I have taken the earliest opportunity of presenting the Subject to the Council and should a vacancy occur in any of our Public institutions, which can be Supplied by Mr Strode it is not improbable, but, we shall be able to make for him Some provision.

Accept assurances of my very high respect.

Js Barbour

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 3 Aug. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter to Barbour was dated 13 July 1813, not the 15th instant.

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