Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Monroe to Thomas Jefferson, 13 February 1820

From James Monroe

Washington Feby. 13. 1820

Dear Sir

major General Brown, who commands the northern division of our army, will have the pleasure to deliver you this letter. He visits Virga for the purpose, of manifesting his respect & regard for yourself & mr Madison & I give him this introduction to you at his request. His gallant conduct on the Niagara frontier, in the last war, and his meritorious services, thro’ the whole war, in other respects, are known to you, so that I need not dwell on them. I refer you to him for information on all interesting subjects, depending here, and have only to add my affectionate wishes for your health & happiness.

James Monroe

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 19 Feb. 1820 and so recorded (with additional notation [edge chipped] that it was delivered “by Majr Genl Bro[wn]”) in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with TJ’s Notes on the Shadwell Mill Account, [ca. 15 Apr. 1820], on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Monticello Virginia” to be delivered by “Major Genl J. Brown.”

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  • Brown, Jacob Jennings; introduced to TJ search
  • Brown, Jacob Jennings; Niagara campaign of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); visitors to search
  • Monroe, James; introduces J. J. Brown search
  • Monroe, James; letters from search
  • War of1812; Niagara Campaign search