Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Asa Hazen, 5 June 1819

Kingston Eeast Tennessee June 5th 1819

A Child in Cradle

Dear Brother this brother my eldest son William was Born under your Eye at Charlettsville when she was pregnant with Wm walking round she saw you there in Marble I am at home in my head at twelve went to bead at twelve as well as [. . .] at midnight on my back laying in table and water over all will Turn on my side nothing but the best for me Instantly I was in a bright Cloud apparently in the Center Instantly I was over gods Creation Franc the vast span Erope Atia Africa and America in the Begining the word was god and the word was with god Alfa and omega the begining and the end is Child in the Cradle

lord what is man poor Feble man born with of the earth at first this life a shade on light and till moultering into A Child in the Cradle the salt will the Col dust weather the needle points The live and the Lamb the Children in the Cradle the Cradle and the coffin I hav made none for me yet—

Fare well Brother

Asa Hazen

Friday—Aged 21st the month 52

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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