Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from James Lewis, Jr., 15 May 1798

From James Lewis, Jr.

Fredsbg 15 th. May 98

Dr Sir

Your Letter of the 9th. Inst, is at this late hour before me. In reply, I say, as a young man & a Citizen of a Country, where the hopes of every person ought to be, for the advancement of knowledge, justice & liberty I felt myself sincerely gratified by your Letter—But my heart exults when I know that you are enabled, at the proper time, to repel the attacks wch. my solicitude meant to remove.

Permit me Sir to introduce to you a young man, Mr James Walker a relation of mine, a fellow thinker & labourer in the cause of equality, who will remain in Phila. a few days.

I am DSir with that respect that proper motives inspire Yrs

Jas Lewis jr

RC (MoSHi: Jefferson Papers); endorsed by TJ as received 21 May 1798 and so recorded in SJL.

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