Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mathew Carey to Thomas Jefferson, 18 April 1821

From Mathew Carey

Philada April 18. 1821


Mr Daniel Drew, who will probably deliver you this, has applied to me for a letter of introduction, as a candidate for a situation, which, I understand, is at your disposal.

He has taught in my family for some months, & has conducted himself with the most perfect propriety. His deportment & manners are wholly unexceptionable. In a word, my impressions of him are highly favourable.

You will, I hope, excuse this liberty, & believe me,

Very respectfully, Your obt hble servt

Mathew Carey

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Aug. 1823 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in Daniel Drew to TJ, 18 Aug. 1823.

Index Entries

  • Carey, Mathew; introduces D. Drew search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters from search
  • Drew, Daniel; seeks position at University of Virginia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation to search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation to TJ search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; faculty applicants search