Thomas Jefferson Papers

Daniel Brent to Thomas Jefferson, 23 January 1818

From Daniel Brent

Department of State, January 23rd 1818.

Daniel presents his very respectful Compliments to Mr Jefferson, and has the pleasure to inform him that the letter for Mr Cathalan, the Consul of the United States at Marseilles, which came enclosed in a note which he, D Bt, had the Honor of receiving from Mr Jefferson today, has just been forwarded to the Collector of the Customs at Newyork, with a particular request from this Department, that he would cause it to be transmitted by the earliest opportunity to its destination.

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 15 Mar. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Mr Jefferson, Monticello”; franked; postmarked Washington, 23 Jan.

TJ’s note to Brent is not recorded in SJL and has not been found. David Gelston was collector of the customs at New York City.

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  • Brent, Daniel; letters from search
  • Brent, Daniel; letters to accounted for search
  • Brent, Daniel; TJ sends letters through search
  • Cathalan, Stephen (Étienne) (1757–1819); D. Brent forwards letter to search
  • Gelston, David; collector at New York search
  • State Department, U.S.; forwards letters search