Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Graham, 17 August 1815

To John Graham

Monticello Aug. 17. 15.

[Dear Sir]

I avail myself as usual of your kindness in asking the benefit of the government channel for the conveyance of the inclosed letters. if there should be a direct conveyance to mr Appleton at Leghorn, that to mr Mazzei would go safest that way, because he is particularly known to mr Appleton. but the choice of conveyance I leave altogether to your discretion & friendship, only observing that it needs a safe, more than a speedy conveyance. I salute you with great friendship & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Adams to TJ, 30 July 1815; salutation faint; at foot of text: “John Graham esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Philip Mazzei, 9 Aug. 1815. (2) TJ to Stephen Cathalan, 16 Aug. 1815, and covering letter noted there.

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; consul at Leghorn search
  • Graham, John; letters to search
  • Graham, John; TJ sends letters through search
  • Mazzei, Philip; letters to mentioned search