Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Francis Adrian Van der Kemp, 25 December 1817

To Francis Adrian Van der Kemp

Monticello Dec. 25. 17.

Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Mr Vanderkemp to make his thanks acceptable, if occasion should offer to the worthy lady, miss Halshoff who has been so kind as through him to send him her interesting Republican Manuel. it is replete with the soundest principles of human independance, and I commiserate her sufferings in so holy a cause. gloomy however as is the present appearance of it’s depression, it will rise again, and the information and spirit excited in Europe will persevere until governments shall be established in it’s various countries in which the people will have a representative & controuling branch. he salutes mr Vanderkemp with constant esteem & respect.

RC (NBuHi: Van der Kemp Papers); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Mr Fr. Adr. Vanderkemp at Olden Barnevelt near Trenton New York”; franked; postmarked Milton, 29 Dec. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to TJ, 20 Sept. 1817; endorsed by TJ.

miss halshoff: Maria Aletta Hulshoff.

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