Thomas Jefferson Papers

James T. Austin to Thomas Jefferson, 20 January 1821

From James T. Austin

Boston 20th1 January 1821


The kindness with which you have noticed some former communications, induces me to submit the enclosed remarks to the disposal of your leisure—

I need not say that when a practising Lawyer finds it necessary to offer an opinion at variance with the interests of high officers in his profession he lays himself liable to some recrimination—

I trust the opinions here advanced are not such as are in opposition to the results of your experience—At any rate they offer me an occassion to repeat the declaration of

My highest consideration And profound Respect

James T Austin

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; at foot of text: “Hone T Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Feb. 1821 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure not found.

1Reworked from “21.”

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