Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Simon Chaudron, 3 March 1819

To Simon Chaudron

Monticello Mar. 3. 19.


I have recently recieved thro’ mr Girardin your favor of Feb. 7. informing me of your intention to remove with your family to the Tombigbee. I regret much the circumstances which lead to the exchange of the comforts and society of a large city for the privations which must be encountered in a new settlement. but I congratulate, at the same time, the new society to which you will carry the high order of understanding, the talents, and correctness of character and conduct which have rendered you so estimable to those who, like myself, have had the pleasure of your acquaintance and society here. of these I have no doubt they will gladly avail themselves, and make your new1 situation as happy as it may admit. accept my best wishes for your prosperity, health and happiness and assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Estelle Chaudron, Mobile, Ala., before 1951; photocopy in ViU: TJP); at foot of text: “M. Chaudron.” PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of reused address cover of Nathaniel Macon to TJ, 4 Jan. 1819; endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Alabama Territory; French settlement in search
  • Chaudron, Jean Simon; and French settlement in Ala. search
  • Chaudron, Jean Simon; and testimonial from TJ search
  • Chaudron, Jean Simon; family of search
  • Chaudron, Jean Simon; letter to search
  • Girardin, Louis Hue; and J. S. Chaudron search