Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Gibbon to Thomas Jefferson, 16 July 1821

From James Gibbon

Richmond July 16. 1821


Mr Nolti, the genn who will present this is well introduc’d with the society of this place—being a forrigner he is1 anxious of paying his respects to Mr Jefferson on his way to the Springs—

I do not know Sir that I ought to presume thus far—If I trespass on your known urbanity I must hope to be excus’d—

Mr Nolti appears to be an intellgent Gentleman and his object, flattering to our country. tho not less to those who respect the character of Mr Jefferson among whom permite me to subscribe myself most truly & respy

Yr Obt Sert

J Gibbon

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as a letter from James “Gibbons” received 19 July 1821 and so recorded (with additional bracketed notation: “Nolti”) in SJL.

1Manuscript: “forrigner his.”

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