Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Theodorus Bailey, 30 October 1821

New york 30th Octobr 1821.

My dear Sir,

As you have in the course of your political life contributed largely to the internal improvement of the United States; I have thought it would be interesting to you to possess the Documents showing the great and persevering efforts, in progress in this state, in relation to this subject; and which promise a speedy and happy resultUnder this impression I now do myself the pleasure to transmit to you herewith, a “Compilation of Public Documents relating to the Newyork Canals, to connect the Lakes with the Atlantic Ocean, with an Introduction” and accompanied with Maps: which I beg you will have the goodness to accept—The Introduction is said to be the work of Charles G. Haines Esqr

With great respect & affectionate regard, I am your friend & servt

Theodorus Bailey.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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