Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Levi Lincoln, 21 April 1808

Worcester April 21– 1808.

Dear Sir.

Permit me to introduce to your acquaintance Mr. Jonathan Russell of Providence, whose name I have frequently mentioned to you with pride & pleasure. I know of no man in the state of Rhode Island to whom republicanism has been more indebted, & whose abilities exertions & uniformity of conduct claim greater respect from the friends to our national Govt. You may recollect a July oration which I did myself the honor to present you, & of which you were pleased to express your high esteem. He is travelling to see the country & to pay his respects to the capital, the administration & the cheif majestrate of our national Govt—From him you may learn the political state of this section of our country—

I have the honor to be Dear Sir with the highest esteem most respectfully your hum. Sevt

Levi Lincoln

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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