Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from DeWitt Clinton, 10 June 1802

From DeWitt Clinton

Newtown 10 June 1802


As the politics of S. Carolina are very interesting, I enclose you a pamphlet ascribed to Mr. Marshall one of the Chancellors of that State, which will present them in a new point of view; as probably it has not reached you, you will excuse me for taking this liberty.—

Our political aspects here are very good: I have no doubt but that every thing will eventuate right.

I am with great respect & attachment Your most Obedt. Servt.

Dewitt Clinton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 14 June and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: see below.

Perhaps Clinton enclosed the PAMPHLET published in Charleston in late 1801, entitled Considerations on the Propriety of Adopting a General Ticket in South-Carolina, for the Election of Representatives in Congress and Electors of President and Vice-President of the United States. Addressed to the People of South Carolina by Crito (see Shaw-Shoemaker description begins Ralph R. Shaw and Richard H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819, New York, 1958–63, 22 vols. description ends , No. 354). The essay was first published as a series in the Charleston City Gazette and Daily Advertiser between 3 Oct. and 13 Nov. 1801.

ASCRIBED TO MR. MARSHALL: Charleston attorney William Marshall, a young Republican who served in the South Carolina General Assembly from 1791 to 1799 and then became chancellor of the court of equity (S.C. Biographical Directory, House of Representatives, 4:380–1).

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