Thomas Jefferson Papers

William A. Burwell to Thomas Jefferson, 7 October 1819

From William A. Burwell

October 7th 1819

My dr Sir,

Your letter of the 26th gave me the first intelligence of Mr Nicholas’s ability to releive you, I never doubted, his disposition, but fear’d your absence and the importunity of Creditors would appropriate his means to themselves—It gives me Sincere pleasure to find your mind at ease upon the Subject, the magnitude of the loss would be Serious at any time, in the present condition of the country it would be ruinous; with better opportunities than common to appreciate the qualities which have so justly endear’d you to others, and with grateful recollections of your kindness to me, I should be destitute of every honorable principle if I did not feel an interest in your happiness—

I hope to see you in Bedford, and in the mean time wish you & the family every blessing which providence can bestow; most Sincerely & truly your friend

W. A. Burwell

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 18 Oct. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s letter of the 26th was actually dated 23 Sept. 1819.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; endorses notes for W. C. Nicholas search
  • Nicholas, Wilson Cary (1761–1820); TJ endorses notes for search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); invitations to visit search