Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Ledyard Seymour, 25 July 1805

Hartford Connt July 25th 1805

Honor’d & respected Sir.

The dictates of a mind, that Knows how feel without prevarication or offence, have become so interesting, I have once more attempted to trespass for a moment, on the time of our Honor’d Exct—Tho I might (if capable) compress, the wisdom of ages, or combine remote cause & natural effect, it is needless to repeat in the Language of the great Montes-quieu, “Italian, Italian, eve Littus”—But I am Bound in duty, in respect & with Gratitude to add, my lasting, & sincere wishes for the welfare of the Father of my Country & that you may be continued many years.

Ledyard Seymour

DNA: RG 59—LAR—Letters of Application and Recommendation.

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