Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Cyrus Griffin, 11 July 1780

From Cyrus Griffin

Without place, 11 July 1780. Acknowledges a letter from Jefferson which “has given me the greatest pleasure I have felt since my entrance into public life.” Hopes to continue to be of service in his new post on the Court of Appeals: “if I can preserve the friendship of a Jefferson and a very few others, I shall think myself perfectly happy and safe.”

RC (DLC); 3 p. The letter is without salutation and perhaps lacks an initial page.

The letter acknowledged by Griffin has not been found; it was evidently written by TJ on behalf of the Virginia Council and was in answer to Griffin’s letter of 9 June 1780, q.v.

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