Thomas Jefferson Papers

William Maury to Thomas Jefferson, 18 July 1821

From William Maury

Washington City 18 July 1821

Dear Sir

Since I had the pleasure of seeing you, I have received from my Father letters, upon the subject of my letter to you from New Orleans in which he approves of the course I there adopted—

But desires me to avoid any expression leading to an idea of his resigning “for, he adds, such an idea might possibly give birth to another: Viz that, from the Wear & Tear of years I ought to do so—”1

Now this idea I did give to you (his resignation) & for that I now trouble you with this letter—

He will write to you on the subject—

With great esteem I have the Honor to be Your most obedient servant

William Maury

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 22 July 1821 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Patrick Gibson, 30 Sept. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson &c. &c. &c. Monte-cello Albemarle Cy”; franked; postmarked Washington, 19 July.

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

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