Thomas Jefferson Papers

Benjamin Austin to Thomas Jefferson, 25 January 1816

From Benjamin Austin

Boston Jany 25 1816


I have the honor of acknowledging your Letter of Jany 9th & have taken the liberty to read it to many of our republican friends—Its contents are consider’d so valuable, that I induc’d to request your permission to have it inserted in the Chronicle.—There are many observations which are highly interesting, not only as they respect the manufacturs of our Country, but as they relate to Europe.—your opinions on the great events in france, & your disapprobation of the ambitious veiws of Boanparte, will serve to confound your enemeis, who have been assiduous to misrepresent your conduct towards Him—It wd be highly gratifying to our Republicans in the Northern states, if such a document could appear at this period—My request is not altogether founded on my desire, but is urged by many of your most sincere friends—

I subscribe myself Your undeviating friend

Benjn Austin

Would thank you for as early an answer as may be convenient, previous to the 1st of April—

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Honl Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Feb. 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

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