Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from DeWitt Clinton, 16 May 1807

NewYork 16 May 1807.


In looking over some old Pamphlets I came across a pamphlet which I transmit by this mail. It was written by me in reply to a furious priest of the name of Linn, during a season of leisure in the Country. As I presume you have not seen it, the perusal of it may fill up a vacant hour.

The late election in this State was notwithstanding in its being in some measure disguised, in fact & in operation a controvesy on the old ground of party, republican & federal—a controversy between the merits of your administration & that of your predecessor. The result has been glorious: The republican candidate for Govr & Lt. Govr. have succeeded by a majority of 4000 upwards—The Senate will stand 23 Republicans to 9 Quids and the Assembly will contain a majority of 25 republicans at the least.

I have the honor to be very respectfully Your most obedt. Sevt.

DeWitt Clinton

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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