Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter Carr to Thomas Jefferson, [received 7 April 1814]

From Peter Carr

[received 7 Apr. 1814]

Dr Sir,

The young gentleman, who will hand you this, is a son of my particular friend Dr John D Orr, of Jefferson County. He is at present, a student with Mr Girardin, and is very anxious to see Monticello and it’s inhabitants. Permit me to ask yr attention to him

Affectionately yrs

Pr Carr

RC (ViU: TJP-CC); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Apr. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Thomas Lee Orr (d. 1848), attorney, was the son of John D. Orr, a physician, and Lucinda Lee Orr. By 1820 he was practicing law in Washington, D.C. He died in Fairfax County, leaving a will that freed his four slaves (Cassius Francis Lee Jr. and Joseph Packard Jr., A Record of the Descendants of Col. Richard Lee, of Virginia [1872], 5; Frederick Co. Will Book, 10:62–7; Washington Daily National Intelligencer, 29 June 1820, 11 Apr. 1848; Fairfax Co. Will Book, V:228, X:338–40).

Index Entries

  • Carr, Peter (TJ’s nephew); introduces T. L. Orr search
  • Carr, Peter (TJ’s nephew); letters from search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; as teacher search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Orr, John D. search
  • Orr, Thomas Lee; as student of L. H. Girardin search
  • Orr, Thomas Lee; identified search
  • Orr, Thomas Lee; introduced to TJ search