Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Elisha Ticknor, 7 June 1817

To Elisha Ticknor

Monticello June 7. 17.

Dear Sir

Expecting that mr George Tickner, your son, would be at Paris about this time, I have deferred till now the acknolegement of his favors: and believing the inclosed will reach him more safely and speedily thro’ the favor of your transmission, I take the liberty, according to his request, and your permission of putting it under cover to you. it is fortunate for him that the quiet of Europe still continues, and is likely to continue long enough for the peaceable indulgence of his travels and stay in it. I pray you to be assured of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (InU); endorsed by Ticknor. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of John W. Maury to TJ, 28 Feb. 1817; at foot of text: “Elisha Tickner esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to George Ticknor, [before 6 June 1817].

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