Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to David Gelston, 29 May 1819

To David Gelston

Monticello. May 29. 19.

Dear Sir

Having occasion to send letters to Paris, Marseilles & Leghorn I have supposed there was no port in the US. from which opportunities of conveyance were more likely to occur than that of New York: and I had too often had proofs of your kindness to doubt that you would do me the favor of giving a passage to the inclosed letters for those places. I ask this good office with the more pleasure as it gives me that of renewing to you the assurance of my constant friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; at foot of text: “David Gelstone esq.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: (1) TJ to Stephen Cathalan, 26 May 1819. (2) TJ to Victor Adolphus Sasserno, 26 May 1819. (3) TJ to de Bure Frères, 27 May 1819. (4) TJ to Thomas Appleton, 28 May 1819.

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