David Bailie Warden to Martha Jefferson Randolph

I take the liberty of informing you that it will give me great pleasure to purchase for you, at Paris, any article you may wish to procure I have been persecuted in a violent manner by gen Armstrong who, contrary to his verbal and written declaration stated, after my departure from Washington that he had reasons why I ought not to have been appointed Consul—these he has not communicated, and as his resentment was directed more against the government than against me, I hope that the President, who I believe is convinced of my innocence, will forward me on my mission—The Count Pahlen, who goes to visit you, possesses the most amiable manners and liberal opinions and are highly esteemed by those who know them—I had the pleasure of travelling from Washington to Philadelphia with Mrs Jones whom you know, a beautiful and interesting lady. I have receved much attention from the Preisident and Mrs. Madison—for the civility of the latter I believe that I am chiefly indebted to you

D B. Warden
FC (MdHi: David Bailie Warden Papers, MS 871); in left margin: “mrs Randolph daughter of mr Jefferson.”
David Bailie Warden
Date Range
April 14, 1811