Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Archibald Thweatt, 13 December 1821

Eppington 13 Decr 1821

Dear Sir

I hope the motive, which induces me, to break in upon your valuable time, will afford some apology.

Without asking permission of Judge R. I take the liberty of inclosing this letter to you. This illustrious patriot knows the whole ground.—notice his efforts—his mighty efforts: he says “his name will settle the Controversy.”

My obscurity—my humility—forbid me to ask or expect a communication from you, on the interesting subjects of the inclosed letter: but perhaps I may be excused for my solicitude in joining in this solomn appeal for that “name” which has heretofore saved, and is now invoked to save “our beloved confederacy.”—

Behold what a combat a venerable Sage is now engaged in, and single handed. Your Co-operation from the highest authority “will settle the Controversy.” affectionately and devotedly yr &c

Archibald Thweatt

No time to lose.

my address—Wilkinsonville post office

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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