Thomas Jefferson Papers

Wilson Cary Nicholas to Thomas Jefferson, 16 June 1817

From Wilson Cary Nicholas

Richmond June 16. 1817

My Dear Sir

As soon as I came to Richmond, after receiving your letter of the 19th of march, in which you express a wish to have that part of Col Byrd’s journal printed that I sent to you, I applied to Mr Thomas Taylor, the agent & friend of the family, to obtain the permission, he promised to do so and there was no doubt it wou’d be readily given. In consequence of your letter of the 10th instant I went in search of Mr Taylor this morning, but he was in the country. I will certainly see him tomorrow. I received the book from Mr Harrison of Berkeley. We are restrained by the regulations of the mother Bank from discounting accommodation paper, but our power to discount the same sum or a larger amount for the same parties, is unlimitted but by our discretion. I have no doubt the directors of the U.S. Bank will discount your paper from time to time, as you may wish to have it done. My seeming inattention to your request about the journal, will not I hope prevent your employing me in future in any way I can serve you.

I am with the greatest respect & attachment your friend & humble servant

W. C. Nicholas

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 22 June 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Thomas Appleton, 29 Sept. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Milton”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 17 June.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; Richmond branch of search
  • Byrd, William (1674–1744); The Secret History of the Line search
  • Harrison, Benjamin (1787–1842); and W. Byrd manuscripts search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and Second Bank of the United States search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); and W. Byrd manuscripts search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); letters from search
  • Taylor, Thomas; and W. Byrd manuscripts search
  • The Secret History of the Line (W. Byrd [1674–1744]) search