Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Philip I. Barziza, 1 January 1817

To Philip I. Barziza

Monticello Jan. 1. 17.

Dear Sir

Your favor of Dec. 14. is but just recieved, informing me of your petition to the legislature. I have outlived all my antient acquaintances in that body; but I have two or three young friends there to whom I write by this mail, and ask their attention to your case. these are mr Thweatt of Chesterfield & Baker of Cumberland in the house of Delegates, and mr Cabell of the Senate from this district, who I am sure will endeavor to have right done you.

I shall be very happy indeed to hear of the arrival of the books with respect to which I troubled you. if forwarded on their arrival to mr Gibson at Richmond they will come safely to me, and on recieving a note of the costs and charges from you, I will immediately remit it to you. I salute you with great respect & esteem.

Th: Jefferson

RC (IaU: Presidential Letters); edge frayed, with missing text supplied from PoC; addressed: “Viscount Philip S. BarzizaWilliamsburg Virga”; franked; postmarked Milton, 1 Jan. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Steele to TJ, 26 Oct. 1816; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Baker, Jerman (1776–1828); and petition of P. I. Barziza search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; and books for TJ search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; and L. L. Paradise estate search
  • Barziza, Philip Ignatius; letters to search
  • Cabell, Joseph Carrington; and petition of P. I. Barziza search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and shipments to TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Paradise, Lucy Ludwell (John Paradise’s wife); estate of search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and petition of P. I. Barziza search
  • Virginia; General Assembly search
  • Virginia; House of Delegates search
  • Virginia; Senate search