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To Thomas Jefferson from Aaron Burr, [before 5 May 1800]

From Aaron Burr

[before 5 May 1800]

Dear Sir.

The enclosed is nearly correct—our Majorities are Something larger than there Stated—Our Three Senators for this district are undoubtedly elected—The Victory is complete and the Manner of it highly honorable—On the part of the Republicans there has been no indecency, no unfairness, no personal abuse—on the other Side, the influence and authority of Office have openly perverted and prostituted and the town has been inundated with Scurrility and ribaldry issuing from federal presses and circulated by federal Runners

Accept my thanks for the “Appendix to the Notes on Virginia” Received this Morning—I have a few pages with that lively interest and high Satisfaction which is attendant on every production of your classic pen—

I am dear Sir with great attachment & Respect Your friend & St

A; Burr

I will see you within ten Days if you do not leave Pha. within that time

RC (CSmH); undated, but endorsed by TJ as “probably May”; also endorsed by him as received 5 May, and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: not found, but likely the New York Commercial Advertiser of 3 May 1800 (see Kline, Burr description begins Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr, Princeton, 1983, 2 vols. description ends , 1:426n).

Our three senators: Republican nominees William Denning, Ebenezer Purdy, and Benjamin Hunting won seats in the state senate to represent New York City (same).

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