Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John C. Calhoun, 27 November 1818

To John C. Calhoun

Monticello Nov. 27. 18.

Th: Jefferson with great reluctance trespasses on the labors of the Secretary at war, merely to remind him of the case of M. Poirey, aid de camp and Secretary to Genl la Fayette; lest in the overwhelming mass of his duties it might escape his notice. he salutes him with assurance of his great personal esteem and high respect.

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of otherwise unlocated letter from Calhoun to TJ, 25 July 1818 (addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; with frank in Calhoun’s hand: “War Dept”; postmarked Washington, 27 July; recorded in SJL as received 30 July 1818 from Calhoun at the War Department); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.

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