Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, 22 April 1807

Monticello Apr. 22. 07.

Dear Sir

I recieved on the 20th. your favor of the 10th. inst. and yesterday I wrote to desire the Secretary of state to forward your passport to Elizabeth town. in the visit you propose to make to your native country, I sincerely wish you may find it’s situation, & your own interests in it, satisfactory. on what it has been, is, or shall be however, I shall say nothing. I consider Europe at present as a world apart from us, about which it is improper for us even to form opinions, or to indulge any wishes but the general one that whatever is to take place in it, may be for it’s happiness. for yourself however personally, I may express with safety as well as truth, my great esteem & the interest I feel for your welfare.   from the same principles of caution, I do not write to my friend Kosciuzko. I know he is always doing what he thinks is right, and he knows my prayers for his success in whatever he does. assure him, if you please, of my constant affection, and accept yourself my wishes for a safe & pleasant voyage with my friendly salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

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