Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to the Bunker Hill Association, 4 August 1810

To the Bunker Hill Association

Monticello Aug. 4. 10.


I have safely recieved the eloquent oration of mr Lincoln delivered before the Bunker’s hill association, which you have been so kind as to forward me; and, if I mistake not the author, I may congratulate an excellent and much esteemed friend, the father, on the satisfaction he must have recieved from a specimen of talent so interesting to him, and yourselves and our common country on the future benefits1 it promises us. while sentiments like these are felt and approved by Americans the Ark of our freedom rests in safety. may countless anniversaries continue to witness their prevalence. Accept my thanks for this mark of kind attention, & the assurances of my great respect and consideration.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHC: Charles Roberts Autograph Collection); addressed: “Messrs Homans, Smith & Blagrove Boston.” PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

Daniel Waldo Lincoln’s father, Levi Lincoln, served as TJ’s attorney general from 1801 until the end of 1804.

1TJ here canceled “we may hope to recieve.”

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