Thomas Jefferson Papers

Hezekiah Niles to Thomas Jefferson, 2 September 1817

From Hezekiah Niles

Balt. Sept. 2. 1817


I thankfully acknowledge your letter of the 22nd. enclosing 5$ in payment for the Register to Sept 1818.

I have hopes that this work will survive the fate of most things of the sort. The present prospect is cheering. I find an interest for its welfare that I hardly dared to hope for, & think it will prosper by the arrangement lately adopted.

From the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Those that feel the present safe repose of the United States—the perfect peace & general prosperity, cannot forget the author of the order Of things that brought these matters about—&, with gratitude, I offer you my humble thanks for the blessings that have fallen on my country, through that system.

With great respect, your obt St

H Niles

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Niles Henry” received 21 Sept. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 3 Nov. 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson, esquire Late President US. Poplar Forest near Lynchburg, Va”; franked; postmarked Baltimore, 2 Sept.

TJ’s letter of the 22nd is printed above at 23 Aug. 1817. from the fullness of the heart the mouth speaketh is from the Bible (Matthew 12.34; Luke 6.45).

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