Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Henry Wheaton, 9 October 1810

To Henry Wheaton

Monticello Oct. 9. 10.

Th Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Wheaton, and his thanks for the pamphlet he was so kind as to send him. he has read it with that pleasure which he always recieves from the expression of principles friendly to free government, and from seeing them welcomed by those to whom they are delivered. he hopes & believes they will be the sentiments of this country for many centuries, and this belief is one of his great consolations. he salutes mr Wheaton with respect.

RC (NNPM: Wheaton Papers); dateline at foot of text. PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); endorsed by TJ.

TJ evidently forgot that he had sent Wheaton a similar letter on 29 Sept. 1810.

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