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Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Lehré, 10 April 1813

To Thomas Lehré

Monticello Apr. 10. 13

Dear Sir

Your favors of Mar. 9. and 23. are both safely recieved and I shall with pleasure write to the President on the subject of the last. this I do merely because it is your wish, being satisfied the President can need no excitement in your favor beyond his own knolege & approbation of the uniform line of your conduct.

We are here in a state of close blockade, tantalized indeed with propositions of armistice & mediation, the former on terms calculated merely to give time to our enemies for sending reinforcements, the latter promising little success unless1 events should take place unfavorable to the domineering views of Great Britain. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Colo Thos Lehré”; endorsed by TJ.

1TJ here canceled “Great Britain.”

Index Entries

  • Great Britain; TJ on war with search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of application and recommendation from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; war with Great Britain search
  • Lehré, Thomas; and appointment as federal marshal search
  • Lehré, Thomas; letters to search
  • Madison, James; and appointments search
  • patronage; letters of application and recommendation from TJ search
  • War of1812; TJ on search