Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Sullivan, 22 January 1807

Boston 22d January 1807


Leonard Jarvis Esqr. who has been in respectable public life in Massachusetts, is going to the capital on business, and has conceived that a letter from me may have a tendency to procure him the notice of the President of the United States; to whose administration he and his connexions are warmly attached. I do not feel willing to injure myself so much as to say that a recommendation from me would be wholly useless with you; and I therefore deliver him this letter. our affairs here are very well; the republicans have taken the field from their enemy, and their ground is so strong that nothing but a great and unexpected error can overthrow them. The wild beasts of Ephesus fight yet with fury.

I have the honour to be with entire devotion your humble Servant

Ja Sullivan

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