From “A Lover of Republicanism”
[before 6 May 1801]
Truely enlightened Patriot,
For your Country’s sake act as you wish & be not guided by a Party who call themselves Republicans! Your Countryman who now writes is thoughroughly convinced that there is nothing viscious in your good Heart & earnestly prays that you may possess stability which many want.
Confide not in others.
A lover of Republicanism.
RC (DLC); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May and so recorded in SJL.