Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Edward Everett, 29 March 1826

Washington 29 March 1826

Dear Sir,

I beg leave to ask Your acceptance of a speech lately delivered by me, on a motion to Amend the Constitution.—Some of the doctrines, I fear, will not meet your approbation, particularly those on the subject of slavery: which, while my Countrymen in New England are severely attacking them, are also at Variance with those, so powerfully expressed in Your Notes on Virginia.

I also take the liberty to ask Your acceptance of a Report lately drafted by me on the subject of the Congress at Panama.

Be pleased to Accept the renewed assurance of my sincere Veneration.—

Edward Everett


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