Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Acheson, 23 February 1809

23d Feby 1809


As secratary of the Committee of Corespondence for Washington County (Pa) I have the honor of transmitting you the free and unbiased Sentiments of the Democratic Republican Citizens of this County as expressd by their delegates in the enclosed Resolutions and address on the 21st. Instant, this tribute of thanks they Considered Justly due to their Venerable Chief Magistrate about to retire from the arduous labours of the Cabinet Hopeing that you will throw your mantle of Cautious prudence and Sound policy Over Your Successor—And that divine Providence may long preserve you in health & Safety as a blessing to Your Country and to enjoy in peaceful retirement the Joyful reflections of a well Spent publick life is the Sincere and ardent prayer of Your fellow Citizen—

Thomas Acheson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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