Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Miles, 8 September 1807

Sep. 8. 07.


I recieved ten days ago your letter informing me that the squadron of cavalry under your command had offered their services in defence of their country, and that the Colonel commanding it would forward to me the resolutions entered into not having recieved that communication & apprehending it may have miscarried, I anticipate the duty of saying to you that the offer merits & meets the highest praise. whenever the moment arrives in which our rights must appeal to the public arm for support, the spirit from which your offer flows, that which animates our nation will be their sufficient safeguard.

I tender for your country to yourself and your squadron the thanks they so justly deserve

Th: Jefferson

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