From James Hochie
NewLondon March 17th 1809
In obeidiance to a resolve, of the Antient Plymouth Society, of this City, passed on the 16h Inst, I have the honor to inclose herewith, to your Excellency, their1 Vote of Thanks: Expressing the sentiments of the Society, towards your Person and Character.
It will not perhaps be displeasing to your Excellency, to learn, that altho, our Society Constitutes but a small part of the community, who profess sentiments, equally cordial and respectfull, yet, I may be permitted; without vanity, to assure you, that for respectabillity of Character, Talents, virtue, and Patriotism, the Antient Plymouth Society of this City, will not suffer, by a Contrast with any other voluntary Society, in the United States.
James Hochie Prt
RC (DLC); in the hand of John Palm signed by Hochie; addressed: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson Esquire Late President United States Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as an “Address antient Plymouth Society” sent by Hochie and received 30 Mar. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.
1. Manuscript: “thier.”