Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Charles Le Brun, 13 January 1822

To Charles Le Brun

Jan. 13. 22.

I thank you, Sir, for the copy of La Libertad de los Mares which you have been so kind as to send me. I have read it with pleasure and a general approbn of the Author’s1 principles. he seems to have2 counted on his hero for their establmt. in this he has been disappd. nothing but a genl concert of nations can effect it, but from the selfish Politics and crooked course of the European govmts no such concert in what is3 right is to be expected. this work will either remain for the two Americas or for the bursting of the Bubble of the British national debt. with my thanks accept the assurance of my grt esteem

Dft (MoSHi: TJC-BC); on verso of RC of Le Brun to TJ, 31 Dec. 1821.

Bertrand Barère’s hero was Napoleon.

1TJ here canceled “sentiments.”

2Preceding three words interlined.

3Preceding two words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Barère, Bertrand; La Libertád de los Mares, ó el Gobiérno Inglés descubiérto (trans. C. Le Brun) search
  • books; on neutral rights search
  • Great Britain; economic distress in search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; freedom of the seas search
  • La Libertád de los Mares, ó el Gobiérno Inglés descubiérto (B. Barère; trans. C. Le Brun) search
  • Le Brun, Charles; letter to search
  • Le Brun, Charles; translates B. Barère’sLa Libertád de los Mares, ó el Gobiérno Inglés descubiérto search
  • Napoleon I, emperor of France; and freedom of the seas search