Oct. 10. 06.
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Nourse and assures him the circumstance mentioned in his letter of yesterday would have given him no umbrage at all. he believes mr Nourse too just not to acquiesce in the order of things which the will of the great majority of his country has established, and too good a citizen not to support cordially the form of government which that majority chuses to establish. nor, judging from his own feelings, does he doubt mr Nourse’s good will towards himself personally. he wishes him a pleasant journey & that better health may be the fruits of it.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.