Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Shackelford, 5 August 1807

Culpeper ch Aug 5. 1807


Your Letter of the 6th of last Month inclosing a Letter to Mr. John H. Freeman came safe to hand, & on Friday last, it being the first time I have seen him since the receipt of your Letter I delivered it to him myself, this small delay is owing to his living 6 or 7 Miles from this place & but seldom comes here.

The late conduct of Great Brittain towards the United States has created great apprehentions with a number of People that a War between the two Nations will inevitably take place, for my part I realy am at a loss how to determine. I shall therefore be greatly oblige to you for your opinion on this Subject.

I am, with great respect & esteem, Yr. mo Obd. Hble Servt.

Benjn. Shackelford

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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