Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Aaron Burr, 28 April 1800

From Aaron Burr

N,York 28 Ap: 1800

Dr. Sir,

Mr. Alexander Woolcott of Connecticut must be know to you by Reputation—I take the liberty to introduce him to you personally.

His patriotism and his talents entitle him to every degree of Respect & consideration, and I persuade myself that you will be gratified by the opportunity of cultivating his acquaintance.

I am Dr. Sir with very great Respect Your friend &c

A. Burr

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 1 May and so recorded in SJL.

Alexander Wolcott, a first cousin of Oliver Wolcott, Jr., was an attorney in Windsor, Connecticut, and a Republican leader in the state assembly (Kline, Burr description begins Mary-Jo Kline, ed., Political Correspondence and Public Papers of Aaron Burr, Princeton, 1983, 2 vols. description ends , 1:419).

A letter from Burr to TJ, written on 24 Feb. 1800 and received from Albany on 1 Mch., is recorded in SJL but has not been found.

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