Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Clark, 18 August 1816

To William Clark

Monticello Aug. 18. 16.

Dear Sir

The bearer of this letter, mr Robert Sthreshley, for some time a neighbor of mine has sold his possessions adjoining me and proposes to remove with his family to St Louis. as he will be an entire stranger there he naturally wishes to be known to some one whose countenance may be a recommendation & introduction into the society of the place. he is a man of property, careful, correct, industrious, and under all circumstances of perfect1 integrity; an amiable neighbor, and with a wife equally so, and worthy of him. any notice or attentions you can shew him will be meritoriously placed and will be considered as an obligation on myself. I salute you always with affectionate esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Genl William Clarke”; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL, with the additional notation that it was sent “by mr Sthreshly.”

1Reworked from “in.”

Index Entries

  • Clark (Clarke), William; letters to search
  • Clark (Clarke), William; R. B. Sthreshly introduced to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Sthreshly, Amelia Magruder (Robert B. Sthreshly’s wife) search
  • Sthreshly, Robert B.; introduced by TJ search
  • Sthreshly, Robert B.; property of search
  • Sthreshly, Robert B.; proposed move to Saint Louis of search