To Colin Buckner
Monticello Jan. 26. 12.
I recieved your favor of the 12th by our last post and avail myself of it’s first return to inclose you the letter desired. if I conjecture rightly the nature of the connection likely to take place between mr Clarke & yourself, I congratulate you on it, having heard very favorable report of the link which will constitute the connection, & knowing the extreme worth of mr Clarke himself. I shall be gratified if I am in any degree instrumental in promoting your happiness, and tender you the assurances of my great esteem & respect
PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Capt Buckner”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Christopher Clark, 26 Jan. 1812.