Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Galloway, 23 April 1815

To Benjamin Galloway

Monticello April 23. 15.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 9th did not come to hand until yesterday the very day on which you requested an answer might be lodged in Washington; add to this that our mail will not1 depart until the 26th and the delay will be explained which necessarily attends your reciept of this. I have made an appointment to be in Bedford (90. miles Southward of this) the 1st or 2d week of May, & shall hardly be returned till the 25th of that2 month. I learn too that Colo Monroe has been obliged to return to Washington by the serious illness of mrs Monroe, who was to come to Virginia with him. this circumstance will probably retard his return home, till my return from Bedford, and of course the pleasure of recieving here the visit with which you flatter us both. be assured that I shall take great pleasure in seeing you at Monticello, and in expressing to you vivâ voce my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “Benjamin Galloway esq.”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 23 Mar. 1815 but recorded under its correct date in SJL.

1Preceding two words reworked from “will.”

2Reworked from “this.”

Index Entries

  • Galloway, Benjamin; letters to search
  • Galloway, Benjamin; proposed visit to Highland search
  • Galloway, Benjamin; proposed visit to Monticello search
  • Galloway, Benjamin; proposed visit to Washington search
  • Highland (J. Monroe’s Albemarle Co. estate); B. Galloway proposes to visit search
  • Highland (J. Monroe’s Albemarle Co. estate); J. Monroe plans to visit search
  • Monroe, Elizabeth Kortright (James Monroe’s wife); health of search
  • Monroe, James; plans to visit Highland estate search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visit to search