Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Melish, 8 February 1820

Feb. 8. 20.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Mellish for the copy of his lre to the President on the subject of manufactures which he has been so kind as to send him. enfeebled by constant ill health with little prospect of it’s becoming better, he is obliged to withdraw from all cares beyond the walls of his chamber. or to those of his country and of the different classes composing it he has entire confidence in the wisdom of Congress and that they will do equal justice between our Manufacturing Commercial & Agricultural fellow citizens, requiring each to favor the industry of the others, & especially where it will be advantageous to themselves and to their country in the end. unable to write the shortest note but with pain and difficulty, he can only add the to mr Mellish the assurances, of his great respect & esteem .

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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