Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Armstrong to Thomas Jefferson, 1 March 1819

From John Armstrong

Red-Hook 1 March 1819.

Dear Sir,

When I last had the pleasure of hearing from you, you had determined to decline the executorship of Gen: Kosciusko’s will and I have since learned, thro’ Mr Wirt, that in persuance of his advice, a gentleman of your neiborhood, Mr John Hartwell Cocke of Fluvianna County, had qualified, under the laws of Virginia, as administrator. May I beg the favor of you to apprize Mr Cocke of the legacy given to my son by the General & to express to him the obligation he would put me under by indicating, as early as possible, the measures necessary to be taken by the Young man in obtaining it.

Accept, Dear Sir, the renewed assurance of my most respectful consideration.

John Armstrong.

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 11 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to James Monroe, 15 Jan. 1820, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. late President of the U.S. Monticello Virginia”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Red Hook, 3 Mar.

Index Entries

  • Armstrong, James Kosciuszko; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Armstrong, John; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Armstrong, John; letters from search
  • Cocke, John Hartwell (1780–1866); and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; wills of search
  • Wirt, William; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search