Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Daniel Carroll Brent, 24 June 1808

[24 June 1808]

Dear Sir

The Information given to mrs Paradise of letters to me from her grandsons is without foundation. I have not for many years heard a tittle respecting the family at Venice. should any information respecting them come to me I will certainly communicate it to mrs Paradise.

That the embargo is approved by the body of republicans through the Union cannot be doubted. it is equally known that a great proportion of the Federalists approve of it; but as they think it an engine which may be used advantageously against the Republican system, they countenance the clamours against it. I salute you with great friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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