Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Alexander Garrett, 31 May 1821

To Alexander Garrett

Monticello May 31. 21.

Dear Sir

I did not answer your letter in the moment of it’s reciept but took time to recollect whether I had any acquaintance in Detroit but having none, nor any personal acquaintance with Govr Cass I have written the inclosed as the only means by which I can be1 useful to you. you will of course address a letter to him yourself which perhaps you had better put into mine, as my name on it’s back may produce some attention in the Post offices thro’ which it may pass. ever & affectionately yours.

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP-AG); addressed: “Mr Garrett”; endorsed by Garrett. PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of James Monroe to TJ, 30 Apr. 1821; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Lewis Cass, 31 May 1821.

1Manuscript: “be be.”

Index Entries

  • Cass, Lewis; and aid for S. T. Davenport family search
  • Davenport, Susan Garrett (Samuel T. Davenport’s wife); aid for search
  • Garrett, Alexander; family of search
  • Garrett, Alexander; letters to search