Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Duane, 16 November 1806

Phila. Novr 16, 1806

Respected Sir,

The enclosed is a literal copy of a communication made to me—the author I do not know, but the subject appears to me of too much importance not to be put in your possession, as I conceive my duty to my country cannot justify me in withholding from the Magistrate whose duty and evident wishes are to preserve its honor, peace and prosperity. I do not wish for any answer—I only send it as I have Expressed it, from a sense of duty—and shall do so should any further communication be made as is promised

With the utmost respect Your obed Sert

W M Duane

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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