Cherry Valley N. Y. April 11. 1823.
As by common consent you are regarded as the Patriarch, of the Democratic Republican family; a number of your republican Fellow Citizens in the interiour of the State of New York, feel a strong desire to know whether you consider Mr John Quincy Adams as a member of the Republican party in the United States? Your answer would only be shewn to a few of your old Republican Friends unless you consented to have it made public.
James O. Morse
MoSHi: Thomas Jefferson Collection (formerly Bixby).