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Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Nelson, 9 February 1812

To Hugh Nelson

Monticello Feb. 9. 12.

Dear Sir

I am sorry to be troublesome to you on the subject of my manuscript; but if I do not get it printed before Congress rises I shall fail in the most material part of my object; and proposing to get this done in New York, the distance of the place of impression will add considerably to the delay. I will therefore pray you to send it by return of post, as no conveyance is, I think, safer than the mail. our neighborhood furnishes nothing new & worthy of communication. war is the common expectation as soon as the militia can enter Canada.

I go so little from home that I am not able to give you any information from Belvoir. accept the assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “The honble Mr Nelson”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Canada; U.S. policy toward search
  • Great Britain; TJ on war with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; war with Great Britain search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; statement on the batture case search
  • Nelson, Hugh; and TJ’s statement on the batture case search
  • Nelson, Hugh; letters to search
  • statement on the batture case (Thomas Jefferson); copies of returned to TJ search