In the Hs. of Representatives
December 2d: 1808
I embrace this opportunity that offers on a minute, to enclose you a Copy of our Governors Messages, delivered to both Houses the 29t Ulto— and to inform you that the Caucus held in the Chamber of the Hs. of Representatives, this morning have agreed to support the Election of the following Persons as Elector of President & Vice President
|To Wit—||Colo.||Wm: Ronseau—|
|Jno: M. Morris|
Before we elect the above Electors on Tuesday next, they are to pledge themselves (of which I have no doubt) that they will Vote for James Maddison as President, & Gov. Clinton as Vice-President of the United States.—
The little Federal band, made no struggle at all, they offered no Candidate—
The only contest among us was, which among the friends to you and your Administration should be Elected as Electors—As we all have the same Object in view, and in Order to promote unanamity, among our friends, several of us, declined, being nomenated as Elector, in favor of some of our young friends who seem desereous to enjoy the honor of being an Elector, in consequence of which we carried every thing down like a torrent.
With the highest consideration I am Your Obedt: Humble Servant
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.