Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, 16 October 1817

From James Monroe

albemarle octr 16. 1817.

Dear Sir

our carriage is come, and we set out, in the morning, for washington. I intended to have been with you to day, but I have been immersed, thro the whole day, in the most interesting business, & have only, the remaining hour or two, to pack up my papers here,1 for the journey. I fear I have mislaid the memo: which I took, of the person, you wish’d to have appointed, consul in one of the ports of France. Be so kind as send me his name, & a note of any thing else in which you take an interest.   with great respect & sincere regard I am dear Sir yr friend

James Monroe

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 16 Oct. 1817 and so recorded (with mistaken composition date of “July 16”) in SJL.

TJ supported the appointment of Victor Adolphus Sasserno as consul at Nice.

1Manuscript: “her.”

Index Entries

  • carriages; mentioned search
  • Highland (J. Monroe’s Albemarle Co. estate); J. Monroe at search
  • Monroe, James; and appointments search
  • Monroe, James; letters from search
  • Monroe, James; visits to Monticello canceled search
  • Nice; U.S. consul at search
  • Sasserno, Joseph Victor Adolphus; consulship for search