Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Bailie Warden to Thomas Jefferson, 9 April 1815

From David Bailie Warden

Paris, 9 april, 1815.

Dear Sir,

I have forwarded to you, by mr. Descaves, via Havre, a collection of seeds from mr. Thouin, which he promises to send to you from Baltimore, where he proposes to reside. The trunk containing Books and pamphlets for you and mr. Short, addressed to the care of mr. Shaler,1 was unfortunately left at Ghent, where it still remains—I shall have it forwarded by the first vessel which sails from that quarter. I beg leave to inclose a copy of the letter addressed to me by the Prince of Benevento—my removal has excited the regret of liberal thinking men, and of the best friends of the liberties of America; and the reestablishment of the Emperor napoleon, and appointment of mr. Gallatin as minister to Paris, inspire Me, through your friendly intercession, with fresh hopes of success.2

Whatever be my fate my gratitude to you shall be as lasting as life.—I have nearly finished an3 article on the progress of the U.S. during the last 15 years,4 of which I propose to send you a copy. It is written for the Supplement5 to the Encylopedia Brittanica at the request of Professor Leslie & Editor6  I am, dear Sir, with great respect your most obed Sevant

D. B. Warden


Postscript in Dupl only:


P.S. I have sent you a copy of the Journal de la Société D’Encouragement for a year,7 to the care of mr. Chambord, New york—who will forward it to monticello.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Dupl (DLC); differs substantially from RC, with only the most significant variations noted below; at head of text: “Dupliccate”; endorsed by TJ as received 15 Dec. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: second enclosure to Warden to TJ, 20 Oct. 1814. Enclosed in Albert Gallatin to TJ, 6 Sept. 1815.

1Preceding seven words not in Dupl.

2Dupl: “of being reestablished in office.”

3Dupl: “a Statistical.”

4Preceding five words replaced in Dupl by “since your first election.”

5Dupl here adds “of six volumes.”

6Preceding two words replaced in Dupl by “the former Preceptor of mr Randolph.”

7Preceding three words added in margin.

Index Entries

  • Bulletin de la Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale search
  • Chambord, Mr.; forwards packages to TJ search
  • Descaves, Mark L.; and seeds for TJ search
  • Encyclopaedia Britannica search
  • Gallatin, Albert; as minister plenipotentiary to France search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Leslie, Sir John; solicits article from D. B. Warden search
  • Napoleon I, emperor of France; mentioned search
  • seeds; sent to TJ search
  • Shaler, William; and trunk for TJ search
  • Short, William; D. B. Warden sends publications through search
  • Société d’Encouragement pour l’Industrie Nationale search
  • Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles Maurice de; and D. B. Warden search
  • Thoüin, André; sends seeds to TJ search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and Talleyrand-Périgord search
  • Warden, David Bailie; letters from search
  • Warden, David Bailie; removed from consulship search
  • Warden, David Bailie; sends books search
  • Warden, David Bailie; sends publications to TJ search
  • Warden, David Bailie; sends seeds to TJ search
  • Warden, David Bailie; writes for Encyclopaedia Britannica search