Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Louis Adrien Gruchet, 25 September 1821

To Louis Adrien Gruchet

Monticello Sep. 25. 21.


I have to acknolege your favor of the 9th. being entirely retired from the business of the world, and all correspondence with it’s authorities, I have been obliged rigorously to decline all sollicitations for office on behalf of others. I sincerely commiserate your case. the President is at this time at his seat adjoining this place, and I am to be with him tomorrow. I will mention your situation to him, so that if you should apply your name and case will be known to him, but my constant course in other similar cases will oblige me to decline any sollicitation in this. I sincerely wish you success in your application and salute you with sentiments of sympathy and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (FrGrBM); addressed: “Monsr Gruchet S. 2d str. 241. Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton, 29 Sept. PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Tench Coxe to TJ; endorsed by TJ. Tr (DNA: RG 94, LRAG); filed with Gruchet to James Monroe, 15 Dec. 1821; docketed “Gruchet. 1821 A French officer for an appt.”

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