Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Gordon, 17 February 1826

Friday 17th Feby 1826

Dear sir

I have the pleasure to inform You that the Bill in Your behalf was to-day ordered to be engrossed by a large majority.

It is calculated by Your friends that it will pass tomorrow, by a decided majority—

The objects of the application were not at first understood by many members, voting, against the leave to bring in the Bill, and I fear the Federalists were active in perverting them—

I believe that few will now vote against the bill, except the Federal delegates of whom there are too many—Their opposition is more than compensated by the zeal & devotion of your friends, among whom I am proud to subscribe myself as your affectionate & devoted servt

WM F Gordon

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