Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Boanson, 25 July 1804

Manchester 25th July
7th. Month—1804—Old England

Thos Jefferson

I have had a struggle on the propriety of addressing thee but a reflection of thy very Amiable & Virtuous Character which is admired by all persons even Here has remov’d my Doubts—Thou wilt find by the enclos’d, that I am a near Relation of Colo. Pickering, whom I expect thou may personally know, at least have heard of, for his services I expect were not kept a Secret to the Cause of Freedom as it is important to me that this letter shou’d find a way to the hand of my Relation Col Pickering I have taken this liberty to request of thee to forward the same to him after reading it & Sealing it up, which favor shall not be forgot by thy unknown friend and sincere admirer

John Boanson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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