Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin L. Lear, 25 September 1821

To Benjamin L. Lear

Monticello Sep. 25. 21.


I have duly recieved your favor of the 19th informing me that administration with the will annexed of Genl Koscuzko’s affairs has been granted you, and I now inclose the certificates of his stock deposited with me as follows.

Bank of Columbia 46. shares, 4,600 D. 1817. Jan. 10. No 1314

Treasury of the US. 11,363.D. loan of May 2. 1814. No 90. int. from 1817. Jan. 1.
do  1,136.36100 same loan No 37. int. from same date

amounting in the whole1 to 17,099.36 D   I approve much of the course you propose for the safety of the funds, for indeed such are the examples of infidelity in these trusts, that one knows not who may be trusted. should the foreign claims be rejected, as I think they must be, there will be no difficulty of carrying the trust into execution in this state, nor consequently any danger of any public claim on the money. I tender you the assurance of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers); addressed: “Mr Benjamin L. Lear Washington”; endorsed by Lear as received 4 Oct. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Thomas Cooper to TJ, 1 Sept. 1820; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures not found. Enclosed in TJ to John Barnes, 25 Sept. 1821.

1RC: “whol.” PoC: “whole.”

Index Entries

  • Bank of Columbia search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s American investments search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; and investment in U.S. government loan search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; Bank of Columbia stock of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; estate of search
  • Kosciuszko, Tadeusz (Thaddeus) Andrzej Bonawentura; wills of search
  • Lear, Benjamin Lincoln; and T. Kosciuszko’s estate search
  • Lear, Benjamin Lincoln; letter to search
  • United States; and government stock search