Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Elisha Ticknor, 25 November 1817

To Elisha Ticknor

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg Nov. 25. 17.

Dear Sir

I have lately recieved from your much valued son, a letter of Aug. 14. dated from Paris, in which he asks me for one of introduction to mr Erving, our Minister at Madrid. bound in duty, as well as inclination to render him every service in my power, I inclose to him such a letter as will ensure him every good office mr Erving can render: and by his particular direction, I put it under cover to you. these occasions of communication are the more acceptable as they furnish more opportunities of repeating to you the assuran[c]es of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from James Monroe to TJ; one word faint; at foot of text: “Elisha Ticknor esq”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: TJ to George Ticknor, 25 Nov. 1817, and enclosure.

Index Entries

  • Erving, George William; TJ introduces G. Ticknor to search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; forwards letters to and from TJ search
  • Ticknor, Elisha; letters to search
  • Ticknor, George; TJ’s letters of introduction for search