Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Brown, 3 November 1820

To Samuel Brown

Monticello Nov. 3. 20.

Dear Sir

The bearer of this is the son of mr James Maury an antient class-mate of mine, & the only one now living. I am not personally acquainted with this gentleman; but I love the father, and cannot be indifferent to the wishes of the son to be made known to the good of your state which he is about to visit. I commit him therefore to your kind attentions & good offices, and, from what all say of him, I am sure you will find them not misplaced. I am gratified in this act by the double consideration of serving one friend, and indulging recollections of another, to whom, with wishes for every blessing of health life & prosperity I present my affectionate and respectful salutations.

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP); addressed: “Doctr Samuel Brown Kentucky.” PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Barnes to TJ, 2 June 1819; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 4 Nov. 1820, but correctly recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to William Maury, 3 Nov. 1820.

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  • Brown, Samuel; letters to search
  • Brown, Samuel; TJ introduces W. Maury to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); family of search
  • Maury, James (1746–1840); friend of TJ search
  • Maury, William; TJ introduces search