Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Minor, 2 March 1806

Washington Mar. 2. 06.

Dear Sir

I thank you for your letter of Feb. 5. which I have transmitted as an answer to an ill-judged application on the part of one who has formerly deserved well. I have delayed sending you a copy of the Manual until I could get printed a couple of supplementary leaves which are inserted in the copy I now inclose you. the annihilation of federal opposition has given opportunity to our friends to divide in various parts. a want of concert here threatens divisions at the fountain head. nor is it on principle, but on measures that the division shews itself. but I fear it will produce separations which will be as prejudicial as they are painful. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of sincere esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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