Thomas Jefferson Papers

Enclosure: John Quincy Adams to Pierre de Polética, 15 December 1821


John Quincy Adams to Pierre de Polética

Washington 15th Dec. 1821


–Mr Thomas Munroe Junr a young man of estimable character, and highly respectable family and connections, having a desire to proceed to St. Petersburg with the view of offering his services in a military capacity to H.I.M. the Emperor Alexander, I have been requested to furnish him with a letter to you, to make known his wishes, and to solicit such countenance, as you may be disposed to furnish1 him in furtherance of the object of his inclination.—

I readily comply with this request, persuaded, that he is worthy of any interest which you may think proper to take in his favour, and that he will justify by his conduct any result auspicious to his purposes, which may proceed from your encouragement or recommendation of him.—

I pray you, Sir, to accept the renewed assurance of my distinguished consideration.

(Signed) John Quincy Adams.

Tr (CSmH: JF-BA); at head of text: “Copy” and “The Chevalier de Poletica Envoy Extraordinary, and Minister Plenipotentiary from Russia.” Tr (DLC: Madison Papers). Tr (Lb in MHi: Adams Papers).

h.i.m.: “His Imperial Majesty.”

1DLC and MHi Trs: “afford.”

Index Entries

  • Adams, John Quincy; letter from, to P. de Polética search
  • Adams, John Quincy; recommends T. Munroe (ca.1798–1834) search
  • Alexander I, emperor of Russia; and military appointments search
  • Munroe, Thomas (ca.1798–1834); seeks military appointment in Russia search
  • Polética, Pierre de; and T. Munroe (ca.1798–1834) search
  • Polética, Pierre de; letter to, from J. Q. Adams search