Thomas Jefferson Papers

Archibald Thweatt to Thomas Jefferson, 26 December 1821

From Archibald Thweatt

Wilkinsonville post office      
chesterfield county 26. Decr 1821

Dear Sir

While I take liberties with letters of a friend without consulting him, and without any other Sanction than the motive which governs me, I fear I force myself in upon you, with a very offensive kind of intrusion: I hope the same pure motive, will secure to me your generosity and forgivness.—only see what you can do for our country at this Crisis! a favorable word from you would secure the amendments—and to use the language of the illustrious author of the inclosed letter “save again our beloved confederacy.”—Excuse me

God preserve you

Archibald Thweatt

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 6 Jan. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with FC of TJ to David Higginbotham, 4 May 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq: Monticello Milton Va”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Petersburg, 1 Jan.

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  • Constitution, U.S.; proposed amendments to search
  • judiciary, U.S.; judicial review search
  • Roane, Spencer; and judicial authority search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; letters from search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; urges TJ to resume political activity search