Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Overton, 15 December 1804

Frankfort 15th Decr. 1804


I have come to a part of the United that I intend to get a wife—provided I can have my person & property secured here—this may be doubted by some; but—I trust there can remain none as to you & myself as to our wishes for the general good of the Union tho’ I am vulgarly call’d an Aristocrat—you will not I hope Sir think that I write to you from any principle of Court favour—

yr. friend in haste

Saml. Overton

NB. I have my doubts as to the [. . .]seaman this b[. . .] will take such [. . .]tion [I hope] as may by th[. . .] be thought proper—

I am in haste—friend &c. as before



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