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Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) to Philip Mazzei re: introduction of Dr. Barton, promising news of War of 1812

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06750 Author/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826) Place Written: Monticello Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1815/03/06 Pagination: 1 p. + addr leaf 25.4 x 20.3 cm

Summary of Content: Introducing Dr. Barton, then on a European tour, who "will be able to communicate to you the events of the late war." Mazzei was at that time residing at Pisa. Written just three weeks after the ratification of the Treaty of Ghent

Full Transcript: Monticello Mar. 6. 15.
Dear Sir

My friend Dr. Barton proposing for the benefit of his health a voyage across the Atlantic, and a trial of the air of Europe, insends [sic] ...to visit Florence and Pisa in the course of his travels. he is a Vice president of the American Philosophical society, Professor of Natural History, [illegible] [illegible] medica, and of the institutes and clinical practice of Medicine in the University of Philadelphia. Knowing your devotion to this, you as well as our country, and the pleasure with which you receive all it's citizens. I have requested Dr. Barton to deliver you this letter himself, he will be able to communicate to you the events of our late war and the present state of thing here in all the details in which I know you are ever anxious to learn him. I wrote on the 29th of Dec. 1813. an interesting letter on your affair here, which I hope you received and shall very soon write you another, in the mean time I am anxious to hear from you. be so good as to receive Dr. Banton as my friend, procure him such literary acquaintance as you may conveniently and he may wish and be assured of my constant and affectionate friendship.

Th: Jefferson


Mr. Mazzei
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People: Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826
Mazzei, Filippo, 1730-1816

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Letter of Introduction or RecommendationPresidentWar of 1812Global History and CivicsForeign AffairsMilitary History

Sub Era: The Age of Jefferson & Madison

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