Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Pseudonym: "A Merchant", 30 June 1808

N york June 30 1808


I have waited with greate Patience for Six Months or More, thinking that your foolish Experiment at Embargo woud. Come to an end, But Can Discover No end to it—my Ships I wish to Send to Sea—by your recomending, this embargo to Save My Property Perhaps your Intentions were motives pure and good—but to my Dissatisfaction, I dont thank you for—I wish you as you have the Power Vested in you—you woud. have the goodness to [. . .] it off—I am Sir a freind to Commerce & No freind to your administration

Yours &c

A, Merchant

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