Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from A. J. Adriance, 12 July 1807

12 Jul 1807

Once More do I crave your Indulgence Let not a fellow Mortal Suffer, one Who tho’ unfortunate Has Power & Abilities Sufficient for Man During Life; Suffer me to be Employed in any Capacity. Now, I must Lead a Life Heretofore Unknown to me altho’ I have been unfortunate I may yet be of Service, It’s true; one Gone, may be Little balance in the Scale. Yet, the God whom I serve will protect me, as long as Seemeth meet to him my Stay here, on this troublesome Theatre, Had I but the Pleasure of a few Minute’s discourse with you, I Would unfold Misteries such as you are not aware of. Men of High renown, passing in first rank of Life, taking advantage of our good and wholesome Laws, Enriching themselves thereby, to the disadvantage of the Honest & Industrious; Even by Bribery and Corruption; My God what can I say, when I would wish to detect such Baseness. By taking advice of my friends; it was, notice it not, or you will suffer therefor, I wanted Long since to take place of an Office under Our General Government by which means I Must notice things of such a nature as above Hinted. I Have been refused for what, for nothing, only, but being a Staunch Uniform Federal Republican? that no politicial Party spirit Has no Sway with me, I love my Country: I Love my God—

I shall say no more at present, to You I look for protection, & when In Goal Confined for the Debt of another, who goes without, as it were with License. I bid you Adieu, till you hear further from

A: J Adriance

PS. do give me from under your Hand a Word of Consolation


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