Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Sylvanus Bourne, 31 August 1804

Amn Consulate Amsterdam Augt 31 1804


I have the honor to send you inclosed a letter just recd from Mr. Christopher Winckelbech of Basle—I presume it refers to the desire which many of his Countrymen possess of emigrating to the U States & on which subject I have lately made several communications to the Secretary of State—Should our Govt be disposed to make any arrangements for facilitating said emigrations I think that I might be able to send on in course of next years some thousands of a race of people who from their habits of industry & purity of manners would become a valuable acquisition towards populating the still unsettled regions of our extensive Country—

I have the honor to With the highest Respect Yr Ob Sevt

S. Bourne

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