Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Spencer Roane, 22 August 1819

Richmond, Augst 22d 1819.

Dear Sir.

The Enclosed numbers, written by me, were published a few weeks ago, in the Enquirer. They relate to a subject as cardinal, in my judgment, as that which involved our Independence.   Mr Ritchie had some extra Copies struck, and has furnished me with a few, to be distributed among my particular, and my distinguished friends.   I presume to ask your acceptance of a Copy.

The friends of liberty in our Country continue to regard you with veneration and gratitude, for your great & eminent services:—and your opinion on such a question as this, would to considered as a great authority.

Be pleased to accept the renewed assurances of my high consideration, respect, and Esteem.

I am, Dear Sir, yr obt st

Spencer Roane

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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