Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to the Seventy-Six Association, 30 September 1811

To the Seventy-Six Association

Monticello Sep. 30. 1811.


I have duly recieved your letter of Aug. 29. with the copy of mr Markley’s oration which it covered. I am very sensible of the attentions with which the Seventy six association has honored me in directing the transmission of this pamphlet and equally thankful to yourselves for your care in the execution of their desire. sentiments so truly patriotic, & so eloquently expressed by the Orator cannot fail to be pleasing to those retiring from public affairs, and to strengthen their confidence that the system of government for which we have labored will continue to be cherished and improved by those who come after us. Accept the tender of my high consideration & respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (Christie’s, New York City, 2013); at foot of text: “Messrs Johnson, White, Lance, Kirkland & Moses.” This document, located after the pertinent chronological volume was published, will appear in the concluding supplement to the print edition.

Index Entries

  • American Revolution; Seventy-Six Association search
  • An Oration Delivered on 4th July, 1811, in commemoration of American Independence, before the ’76 Association (B. A. Markley) search
  • Charleston, S.C.; Seventy-Six Association search
  • Fourth of July; orations search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Johnson, Joseph; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Johnson, Joseph; letter to search
  • Kirkland, Joseph; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Kirkland, Joseph; letter to search
  • Lance, William; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Lance, William; letter to search
  • Markley, Benjamin A.; An Oration Delivered on 4th July, 1811, in commemoration of American Independence, before the ’76 Association search
  • Moses, Myer; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • Moses, Myer; letter to search
  • Seventy-Six Association (Charleston, S.C.); forwards orations search
  • Seventy-Six Association (Charleston, S.C.); letters to search
  • White, John Blake; and Seventy-Six Association search
  • White, John Blake; letter to search