Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joel R. Poinsett to Thomas Jefferson, 20 June 1822

From Joel R. Poinsett

Charleston june 20th 1822

Dear sir

It is so long since I had the honor of seeing Mr Jefferson, that I must appear almost a perfect stranger to him. This letter therefore will not only introduce to his well known hospitality Mr J. Gadsden the attorney of the U.S. for this district, and my particular friend, but will serve to remind him of one, who is with great veneration

for his Character, and with the highest esteem, his most Obt Servt

J. R. Poinsett

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thoms Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Aug. 1822 and so recorded (with additional notation: “by Mr Gadsden”) in SJL.

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  • Gadsden, John; visits Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Gadsden, John search
  • Poinsett, Joel Roberts; introduces J. Gadsden search
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