Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Stephen Thacher, 19 September 1803

To Stephen Thacher

Monticello Sep. 19. 1803.

Th: Jefferson presents his respectful salutations to mr Thatcher, and his thanks for the excellent oration of which he was pleased to send him a copy. while such sentiments as are therein expressed animate the breasts of our citizens, we have every thing to hope for their happiness & freedom. he owes mr Thatcher his particular thanks for the friendly terms of his letter.

RC (MeHi); addressed: “Stephen Thatcher esquire Kennebunk”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville. PrC (DLC); endorsed by TJ in ink on verso.

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