Gardiner August 23d, 1804
Please to accept my thanks for the profile you were good enough to enclose it strikes me as the only good likeness, except Stuarts, I have ever seen of the original, which very much enhances its value. Mrs. Dearborn & myself are in good health.
It appears to be the prevailing opinion among the republicans in this quarter, as well as in old Massachusetts & New Hampshire, that there is at least one eaqual chance in favour of the republicans ticket, for Electors, great exertions will be made on both sides, but the opposition are undoubtedly loosing ground, and their ultimate fall is certain & inevitable.
I had this morning the pleasure of receiving a letter from Tennessee, in which is stated the adoption of the amendment of the Constitution relative to the Election of President & Vice P. by the unanimous voice of the Legislature of that State.
with the highest esteem I am Sir Yours,
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.