Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lewis D. Belair, 21 September 1819

To Lewis D. Belair

Monticello Sep. 21. 19.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments and thanks to mr Belair for the pamphlet he has been so kind as to send him on the Coalition and France. he sees with infinite pleasure that finest of all countries rising from her afflictions, and especially her acquisition of the freest and purest of all the European constitutions, which with her physical advantages cannot fail to enlarge and perpetuate the pre-eminence among them which she heretofore held. he salutes mr Belair with esteem & respect.

PoC (DLC); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from José Corrêa da Serra to TJ; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.

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