Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Langdon, 17 May 1814

To John Langdon

Monticello May 17. 14.

My dear and antient friend

I present to you mr Rives, an eleve of mine in law and politics: honest, able, learned, & true in the holy republican gospel. bestow on him your native kindness, not only for the gratification of your own benevolent dispositions, but to shew him the degree of estimation in which you hold your

affectionate friend

Th: Jefferson

RC (DLC: William C. Rives Papers); addressed: “The honorable John Langdon Portsmouth by mr Rives.” PoC (DLC); endorsed by TJ.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction from search
  • Langdon, John; letters to search
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  • Rives, William Cabell; introduced by TJ search