Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Pseudonym: "One of the Worthless Part of Community", 14 July 1808

N York July 14 1808


by this time you have Recd. all Communication from your Worthy Ministers at foriegn Courts & you must of Course be Convinced that your Experimental Embargo has Not that Intended Effect that you & your French & Democratic renagades Expected— how Wonderfull is the Disappointment to your advocates in N York— many of your friends Cried out what an excelent thing was the Embargo.—Greate Wisdom in our Most Worthy Congress they Save all the american property &c [L]et me tell you Sir the Merchant dont thank you nor you Collegues for Your prudent Measures—take off the Embargo retire to Carters Mountain and be ashamed of yourself; and never Show your head in publick Company again

One of the Worthless part of Community

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