Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Daniel Brent, [ca. 12 May 1818]

To Daniel Brent

[ca. 12 May 1818]

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of mr Brent to give a passage to the inclosed letters to mr Gallatin & mr Beasley, by the first safe conveyance with the dispatches of the department of state. he returns him many thanks for past favors, and will often have to apologize for future troubles. he salutes him with assurances [of great] [respect?]

PoC (DLC: TJ Papers, 213:37968); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas P. Mitchell to TJ, 24 Feb. 1818; undated, with placement at 12 May 1818 based on Brent’s acknowledgment in his 15 May reply and TJ’s SJL notation concerning the enclosed letters; endorsed by TJ and recorded in SJL, however, as a letter of 10 May 1818; closing faint. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Albert Gallatin, 9 Apr. 1818. (2) TJ to Reuben G. Beasley, 8 Apr. 1818. (3) TJ to Thomas Appleton, 4 Apr. 1818, and enclosure. (4) TJ to Stephen Cathalan, 5 Apr. 1818. (5) TJ to de Bure Frères, 5 Apr. 1818, and enclosure. (6) TJ to Victor Adolphus Sasserno, 5 Apr. 1818.

Index Entries

  • Beasley, Reuben Gaunt; consul at Le Havre search
  • Brent, Daniel; letters to search
  • Brent, Daniel; TJ sends letters through search
  • Gallatin, Albert; as minister plenipotentiary to France search
  • State Department, U.S.; forwards letters search