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To James Madison from Thomas Jefferson, 14 June 1810

From Thomas Jefferson

Monticello June 14. 10.

Dear Sir

Mr. Thweatt1 my particular friend and connection expecting that an excursion he is to make will put it in his power to pay his respects to you personally, en passant, and being desirous to do so, I with pleasure present him to you as a gentleman of perfect worth, and of sincere zeal in those political principles which you & I have so steadily cultivated. His energy in their support has been often felt by our friends as well as opponents in Petersburg & it’s vicinity. I pray you to accept with favor his & my devoirs and to be assured of my constant affection & respect.

Th: Jefferson

FC (MHi).

1Archibald Thweatt married Lucy Eppes, Jefferson’s niece and John Wayles Eppes’s sister. He served on the Prince George County Republican Committee in 1800 and represented Chesterfield County in the Virginia House of Delegates, 1813–15 and 1816–18 (VMHB description begins Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. description ends , 3 [1895–96]: 396; CVSP description begins William P. Palmer et al., eds., Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts (11 vols.; Richmond, 1875-93). description ends , 9:80; Swem and Williams, Register description begins Earl G. Swem and John W. Williams, eds., A Register of the General Assembly of Virginia, 1776-1918, and of the Constitutional Conventions (Richmond, 1918). description ends , p. 438).

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