Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel J. Harrison, 27 December 1817

To Samuel J. Harrison

Monticello Dec. 27. 17.

Dear Sir

On my return I found here the inclosed letter from Capt Jones, president of the bank of the US. which had been lying here a month. it is an explanation of the grounds on which that bank conducts itself; and as it may be satisfactory to yourself & others interested in the late application, to understand these, and may enable you to judge of what may be expected, I inclose it for your and their private perusal; only let me pray you not to let it get into the public papers, nor even go out of your own hands. when communicated, be so good as to return it to me by mail. Accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: Burton Harrison Collection); addressed: “Mr Samuel J. Harrison Lynchburg”; franked; postmarked (faint) Charlottesville, [  ] Dec. PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from James Monroe to TJ; mutilated at seal; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: William Jones to TJ, 8 Nov. 1817.

Index Entries

  • Bank of the United States, Second; proposed Lynchburg branch search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; and proposed Lynchburg bank search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; letters to search
  • Jones, William (ca.1761–1831); as president of Second Bank of the United States search
  • Lynchburg, Va.; bank in proposed search