From Hugh Nelson
City of Washington Feby 22
Hugh Nelson takes the liberty to enclose to Mr Jefferson, a copy of the treaty of Peace; and with pride and with pleasure to tender to him his congratulations on the return of this happy state of things—
RC (DLC: TJ Papers, 203:36159); dateline at foot of text; partially dated; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 22 Feb. 1815 received 1 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: copy of the Treaty of Ghent ending the War of 1812, signed 24 Dec. 1814 (Hunter Miller, ed., Treaties and other International Acts of the United States of America [1931–48], 2:574–84).