Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Claude Victoire Herard (Leuba), 10 December 1819

To Claude Victoire Herard (Leuba)

Monto Dec. 10. 19.

Th:J presents his respects to Miss Gabrielle Valtin, & is truly sensible of the painful situation of herself & her father as described in her letter of the 8th this moment recieved. he regrets equally his own inability to administer any relief to them, the difficulties of the times, which she cannot but know having fallen with oppressive weight on himself. not having the pleasure of any personal knolege of miss Valtin, he is unable to certify to others any fact respecting her, and considers the certificates of those who have the benefit of her acqce as amply sufficient. he therefore returns her those she sent him, with the assurance of his respect

FC (MHi); written in TJ’s hand on verso of a portion of a reused address cover from TJ to Julius B. Dandridge; dateline at foot of text. Enclosures not found.

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