Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel J. Harrison, 24 October 1821

To Samuel J. Harrison

P. F. Oct. 24. 21.

I have but a single acquaintance at the University of Cambridge. he is the Professor of Belles lettres there, and with him my intimacy is such that I am sure my1 recommndn will engage his friendly2 attentions. I inclose you a letter to him and am happy in the oppy of being useful to you. as mr Towles is to go with your son I thot it best to name both in the same letter3 which be so good as to mentn to mr. T. the father. accept the assurance of my esteem & respect

university of cambridge: Harvard University.

1Reworked from an illegible word, with “he” preceding it left uncanceled.

2Word interlined.

3Remainder of sentence interlined.

Index Entries

  • Harrison, Jesse Burton; TJ introduces search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; letters to search
  • Harrison, Samuel Jordan; requests letter of introduction for son search
  • Harvard University; students at search
  • schools and colleges; Harvard University search
  • Ticknor, George; as Harvard professor search
  • Towles, Oliver; requests letter of introduction for son search
  • Towles, William Beverley; TJ introduces search