Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Lehré to Thomas Jefferson, 7 July 1814

From Thomas Lehré

Charleston July 7th 1814

Dear Sir,

By this days mail, I have Sent you three news papers of this City, by which you will See from the Toasts drank on the 4th Inst, we still Continue to hold in grateful remembrance, the very great Services you have rendered your Country.

Our Political Horizon; at present seems to wear a gloomy aspect, however, as long as we remain true to ourselves, and will support our Government & Country; with firmness, we have, in my humble opinion, nothing to fear,—our Republic will yet triumph over all it’s enemies. Repeated enquiries are made of me by your old Friends, from different parts of this State, they Seem extremely desirious to know if you enjoy good health, & have a prospect of a long life; it will afford us great pleasure if you would drop me a line on the Subject, & if it would not be intruding too much on your time, to give at the Same time your opinion on our foreign relations

I remain with the highest consideration Dr Sir Your Obedt Servt

Thomas Lehré

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 18 July 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

The Charleston City Gazette and Commercial Daily Advertiser of 8 July 1814 printed the Seventy-Six Association’s 4 July 1814 toasts, which included one to “Thomas Jefferson—He has lived to see the love and admiration of his Countrymen increase after the splendor of station has vanished, and the influence of power ceased.”

Index Entries

  • Charleston, S.C.; Seventy-Six Association search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Descriptions of; toasts to search
  • Lehré, Thomas; and S.C. politics search
  • Lehré, Thomas; desires TJ’s opinion on foreign affairs search
  • Lehré, Thomas; letters from search
  • Seventy-Six Association (Charleston, S.C.); toasts of sent to TJ search