Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Daniel Brent, 5 September 1821

Washington, 5 September 1821.

Dear Sir,

A Box was left at this office (Department of State) by Mr Sumter, our first Minister at Rio d Jeneiro, upon his last arrival in the United States, for you, “to be delivered to your order”, which contains, I understand, samples of ores from the Brazils. I know not whether you are apprized of this Circumstance, or not—If you are not, I am happy in making you acquainted with it.   I have the honor to be, with perfect Respect and Esteem, Dear Sir, your obedt & very hu: servant,

Daniel Brent.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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