Thomas Jefferson Papers

Peter Stephen Chazotte to Thomas Jefferson, 15 December 1817

From Peter Stephen Chazotte

Philadelphia 15th December 1817—


Author of an “Essay on the formation and progress of Languages and particularly, on the best method of teaching foreign languages” I beg leave to present you with a Copy of it, which I humbly hope you will do me the honour to accept, and to give it a perusal.

I have the honour to remain, with the highest consideration the most profound respect:
Your most humble & obedt Servant

Pr Stephen Chazotte

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “To his Excellency Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Dec. 1817 from “Chazotte Pierre Stephen” and so recorded (with first name abbreviated as “P.”) in SJL. Enclosure: Chazotte, An Essay on the Best Method of Teaching Foreign Languages, as applied with extraordinary success to the French language; with A Table, displaying the Philosophy of the Relative Personal Pronouns, and rendering their use and syntax perfectly easy at first sight. to which is prefixed A Discourse, on the Formation and Progress of Languages (Philadelphia, 1817; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 5 [no. 212]).

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