Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles G. Paleske to Thomas Jefferson, 27 November 1812

From Charles G. Paleske

Philadelphia November 27th 1812


I feel it a duty as a just tribute to Your foresight and patriotism, to inclose the first printed copy of the report of the Board of managers of the Union canal company of Pennsylvania, and their Memorial intended to be presented by me next month to our Legislature, and anticipate the benefit, our country will derive from Your cooperation in the Administration, and the promotion of internal improvements.—

Expecting to remain at Harrisburg from the 7th for about ten days—and after New Year as long as may be necessary, it would no doubt promote the application in a great degree to be honoured with Your sentiments on the subject.—

I have the honor to be with great respect and consideration

Sir Your obedt Servt

Charles G: Paleske

RC (MHi); dateline adjacent to signature; at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire late President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1812 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Union Canal Company of Pennsylvania, Report and Memorial of the President and Managers. Made and presented to the Legislature of the State of Pennsylvania at their session 1812–13 (Philadelphia, 1812).

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