Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Paine, 18 August 1803

To Thomas Paine

Monticello Aug. 18. 1803.

Dear Sir

On the 10th. inst. I wrote you on the subject of Louisiana, and mentioned the question of a supplement to the constitution on that account. a letter recieved yesterday renders it prudent to say nothing on that subject, but to do sub silentio what shall be found necessary. that part of my letter therefore be so good as to consider as confidential. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Thomas Paine.”

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