Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Pierpont Edwards, 16 December 1800

From Pierpont Edwards

Rye Decr 16–1800


At the request of the bearer, Major Wm. Munson, I take the liberty to inform you, that he is a very worthy meritorious officer, who served, thro the revolution, in our late army—He always has been a firm, but oppressed republican, of a very fair unblemished character. The character in which he will appear before you, delivering the votes of Connecticutt, might present to your apprehension a different man—Permit me, Sir, to congratulate myself and my Countryman on the success of the efforts of republicans. I am very respectfully

your Obed Serv

Pierp Eewards

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 23 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.

For the career of William Munson as a port officer at New Haven, see Munson to TJ, 22 Feb. 1801.

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