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Thomas Jefferson to the Seventy-Six Association, 22 May 1813

To the Seventy-Six Association

Monticello May 22. 13.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to the standing committee of the Seventy six association, for the eloquent oration of mr Elliott delivered at Charleston on the 4th of March last, which they have been so kind as to send him. the subject is a great one, and the composition worthy of the subject. the zeal expressed on these anniversary occasions for our republican institutions authorises a hope that they will be long maintained; a hope peculiarly gratifying to those who, having spent a life in supporting and cherishing them, sees them delivered over to successors who know their value, and feel a holy zeal for their perpetuation. he presents to the committee the assurance of his high consideration and respect.

PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); dateline beneath closing; at foot of text: “Messrs Jervey, Bennett, Elliott, Cohen, & Hayne”; endorsed by TJ as a letter to “Jervey et al” and so recorded in SJL.

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  • Bennett, Thomas; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Bennett, Thomas; letters to search
  • Cohen, Philip; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Cohen, Philip; letters to search
  • Elliott, Benjamin; Oration on the Inauguration of the Federal Constitution search
  • Elliott, Charles; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Elliott, Charles; letters to search
  • Hayne, Robert Young; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Hayne, Robert Young; letters to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Opinions on; republican institutions search
  • Jervey, James; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Jervey, James; letters to search
  • Oration on the Inauguration of the Federal Constitution (Elliott) search
  • Seventy-Six Association (Charleston, S.C.); forwards orations search
  • Seventy-Six Association (Charleston, S.C.); letter to search