Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Brown, 9 June 1806

Washington June 9. 06.

Dear Sir

I take the liberty of putting the inclosed under your cover because it is suggested that Dr. Brown may be gone to New Orleans. and I leave the letter to him open for your perusal, praying you to do with respect to the letter or the object of it whatever the existing circumstances, which are not known to me may render most expedient. if in his absence you can give me any information which would enable us to take definitive measures, it would oblige me.

All our internal affairs appear tranquil. the public in this member of our union have recieved no impression whatever from the efforts of some who have deflected from their former course. our information from England makes us hope for a settlement there which may be accepted. nor are we without hopes as to France & Spain, notwithstanding every thing was done here, which could be done by a few, to render abortive our efforts at a peaceable settlement. however having but just learnt the arrival of the Hornet in France, we are yet to learn what may be our prospects. I salute you with friendship & assure you of my constant respect & esteem.

Th: Jefferson

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