Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Campbell Preston, October 1822

Abingdon October 1822


I take the liberty of sending you herewith a newspaper containing a defence of Genl Wm Campbell against imputations which have recently been made upon his revolutionary services, I am emboldened to do this, by the beleif that you have a distinct recollection of the event to which the discussion refers and that you will take some interest in the vindication of a revolutionary soldier—the most distinguished act of whose life was, I beleive, during your administration of the state government—

Another reason of this boldness is the opportunity it affords me of assuring you of the profound respect and veneration with which

I am Sir
Your most obt Sert

Wm C. Preston

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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