Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Taylor, 18 August 1821

To John Taylor

Monticello Aug. 18. 21.

Dear Sir

Yours of the 3d came to hand duly. soon after that you would recieve mine of the same date, relieving all doubt. the letter of mine which you mention as having seen in the newspapers was placed there by my consent. I am pelted for it in that vehicle and in private letters complaining of the use made of it by the Natl Intelligencer and the federal papers, I inclose you a copy of my answer to one of these, and place it in your hands as my profession of faith. I wish you every earthly & future happiness

Th: Jefferson

RC (MHi: Washburn Autograph Collection); addressed: “Colo John Taylor near Portroyal”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 21 Aug.; endorsed by Taylor: “Thomas Jefferson 1821 His political creed inclosed.” PoC (CtY: Franklin Collection); endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Charles Hammond, 18 Aug. 1821.

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