Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Daniel Brent, 11 September 1821

To Daniel Brent

Monticello Sep. 11. 21.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved your favor of Sep. 5. and now request of mr Barnes to call on you for the box of ores Etc from Brazil, and to forward them by water to Richmond.

Having my pen in my hand, and a little subject of enquiry in Washington I trespass on your kindness1 to make it for me. the busts of messrs Madison & Monroe were made in plaister & of full size by a mr Cardelli an Italian artist who did some work at the Capitol. I am told they are to be had at Washington. will you be so good as to enquire & inform me whether they are to be had, and at what price? pardon this trouble and accept assurances of my great esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (ViU: TJP). FC (DLC); on verso of RC of Brent to TJ, 5 Sept. 1821; in TJ’s hand; unsigned. Not recorded in SJL.

1Preceding two words reworked from “you” in FC.

Index Entries

  • Barnes, John; ships goods to TJ search
  • Brazil; minerals from search
  • Brent, Daniel; and goods for TJ search
  • Brent, Daniel; and P. Cardelli’s busts search
  • Brent, Daniel; letters to search
  • Capitol, U.S.; sculptors at search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Madison search
  • Cardelli, Peter (Pietro); bust of J. Monroe search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • mineralogy; collections of minerals search
  • Monroe, James (1758–1831); P. Cardelli’s bust of search
  • sculpture; P. Cardelli’s busts search
  • Virginia, University of; Faculty and Curriculum; mineral specimens for search