Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Lehré to Thomas Jefferson, 23 November 1813

From Thomas Lehré

Charleston Nov: 23d 1813

Dear Sir

I have taken the Liberty of sending you a paper, which contains a sketch of the life & Character of the late Peter Freneau Esqr—His name will be long revered and remembered by your Political friends in this State. I congratulate you and our Country [on]1 the brilliant successes2 of our arms both by sea and by Land—They have contributed to make the war very popular, and to defeat the machinations of the enemies of the present administration. I remain with the highest considerations

Dear Sir Your Obedient H. Servant

Thomas Lehré

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson late President U.S. Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 Dec. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

The enclosed sketch of the life & character of the late peter freneau was printed this day in the Charleston City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser.

1Lehré here canceled “on,” which is restored editorially to enhance readability.

2Manuscript: “succcesses.”

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