Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Law to Thomas Jefferson, 19 December 1816

From Thomas Law

Washington Decr 19–1816—

Dear Sir—

Permit me to introduce to you Capn Hall a British officer of engaging manners, enlightened understanding & liberality of sentiment—He is travelling for amusement, & duly estimates the growing prosperity of this Country under a good Constitution.

That you may long enjoy otium cum dignitate, with the pleasing consciousness of having planned & aided to give success to this experimental Government is the earnest wish of Yrs

with sincere Esteem & regard

Thos Law—

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Jan. 1817 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Constitution, U.S.; mentioned search
  • Hall, Francis; introduced to TJ search
  • Hall, Francis; visits Monticello search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Correspondence; letters of introduction to search
  • Law, Thomas; introduces F. Hall to TJ search
  • Law, Thomas; letters from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s estate); Visitors to; Hall, Francis search