Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Logan to Thomas Jefferson, 25 March 1815

From George Logan

Stenton March 25th 1815

Dear Sir

I sincerely congratulate you on the restoration of peace to our beloved country. Nothwithstanding the cavils of a few individuals; I assure you the event gives universal satisfaction to the citizens of Pennsylvania. As to sailors rights, it is a subject that may be amicably adjusted between the two governments, in a treaty of friendship and commerce. I have written on these subjects to my friends Lord Sidmouth, Sir John Sinclaire, Henry Bathurst Bishop of Norwich, and Mr Wilberforce. To all of whom I have expressed an anxious desire that in the event of a treaty of commerce1 taking place between Great Britain and the U states: the negotiation will not be tarnished by temporary expedients, or mere local considerations, injurious to the general interest. But that a spirit of magnanimity will prevail; as the soundest policy, to insure the peace and future prosperity of both countries

Accept assurances of my friendship

Geo Logan

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Hollins, 22 Apr. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello virginia”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 25 Mar.

1Manuscript: “commere.”

Index Entries

  • Bathurst, Henry, bishop of Norwich; and treaty of commerce and friendship search
  • Great Britain; G. Logan on peace with search
  • impressment; of American seamen search
  • Logan, George; and peace with Great Britain search
  • Logan, George; letters from search
  • Sidmouth, Henry Addington, Viscount; and peace negotiations search
  • Sinclair, Sir John; and peace negotiations search
  • War of1812; and peace negotiations search
  • Wilberforce, William; and peace negotiations search