Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William King, 3 November 1819

Bath November 3d 1819.

Dear Sir

The interest you are known to take in whatever relates to our institutions in every section of this country, is my inducement for forwarding the enclosed Constitution which we have presented to the people of Maine, the Literary Article we are indebted to you for, which receivd almost the unanimous support of the Convention, when at your hospitable mansion the last winter you may recolect naming an article of the kind to me as of the first importance, as calculated to perpetuate our Republican systems, I was convinced of the correctness of your opinions on that, as on every other occasion—I beg you to present my respectful compliments to Mr & Mrs Randolph and believe me with greate respect & Esteem

Your Humble Servant

William King

CSmH: Jefferson File, Bixby Acquisition.

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