Thomas Jefferson Papers

Philip I. Barziza to Thomas Jefferson, 6 January 1816

From Philip I. Barziza

Williamsburg 6th January 1816

Honorable Sir

Its with truly sentiments of gratitude that I Knowledge your must graciuse lettre annexd with the instructions that you had the goodness to forward me upon my affairs. I have the satisfaction to participate you that the contract of Marriage, of which I was in want to complete my documents, I founded here in the hands of Mr William McCandlish, the same Gentleman whom was named by Governement to be Curator of the Estate of my deceased Grand Mother Mrs Paradise, and under the assistance of whom I am at present acting for the purpose of reccovering boths my and my Brother Proprety; as to your Kind invitation I’ Certenely shall call myself very hapy, as soon as my busines permits me to come in person to pay my respects and to enjoy the honour of your friendship.

My Brother not being necessary, will not come over to America, but if you will be pleased to send me the Catalogue of the Books that you wish to have sent from that part of the world, you will do infinite pleasure, and I’ assure you Sir, that I would endeawour to do my utmost to satisfy your wish. In case that you would honour me with your Comands, have the goodness to directed to Mr William McCandlish, in the house of which Gentleman I now Live. Permit me Sir to have the honor to subscribe myself with the greatest respect

Sir Your Most Humble and Obte Servant

Philipp I. Barziza

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 13 Jan. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Barnes, 7 Feb. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello near Charlottesville”; franked; postmarked Williamsburg, 5 Jan., and Charlottesville, 10 Jan.

Index Entries

  • Barziza, Giovanni (John L.), Count; and books for TJ search
  • Barziza, Giovanni (John L.), Count; and L. L. Paradise estate search
  • Barziza, Giovanni (John L.), Count; proposed visit to U.S. of search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; and books for TJ search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; and L. L. Paradise estate search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; letters from search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; TJ invites to Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • McCandlish, William; and L. L. Paradise estate search
  • Paradise, John; marriage settlement of search
  • Paradise, Lucy Ludwell (John Paradise’s wife); estate of search
  • Paradise, Lucy Ludwell (John Paradise’s wife); marriage settlement of search