Tuesday Dec. 22. 07. 3. P.M.
Th: J to TMR.
I have this moment signed the bill for a general embargo on all American vessels. it passed by 82. against 44. the latter were one half Federalists, ¼ of the little band, the other fourth of republicans happening to take up mistaken views of the subject. my love to all our dear family & affectionate salutations to yourself.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.