In November, 1824, Mr.Ticknor and Mrs. Ticknor went to Washington, and afterwards, accompanied by Mr. Webster, visited Mr. Madison at Montpellier, and Mr. Jefferson at Monticello. Upon their return they passed some weeks in Washington, mingling in its general society, and seeing, in an easy and familiar way, many of the distinguished men assembled there. In two letters to Mr. Prescott, Mr. Ticknor describes some of the scenes and incidents of this journey.2
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1 In a letter of June 11, 1824, Mr. Ticknor speaks of ‘the Baron de Wallenstein, now belonging to the Russian Legation at Washington, a young German of great knowledge.’ The acquaintance had begun in Madrid.
2 An account of this visit to Mr. Jefferson is already well known to those who are familiar with Mr. Webster's Life by Curtis, and his papers published by his son. Some details and repetitions are therefore omitted here.
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