15 Febuary New Et Jarsy 1809
Be pleased to Pardon the Subscriber if He is rong in hes Judgement in this Critical moment of Our Country—Keep on the Embargo A Little Longer. Let all the [. . .] now in the power of Government be put in Action. And if any Vessel is met foursing a trade, Let hur be made an Exampal off. If She fiors A gun at our flag which has Lately been the Case Let hur Officers be hung for pirecy if Our [. . .] Lawes Wil not ban this & should be made immediately.
If this or something Like it, is Not Done immediately Our busted Government is Lost—
There is no Doubt but that Ninety nine out of an hundred of the people, will Come forward in the above Cause to suppourt the Goverment With their Lawes and fortunes—
Ser The above is part of the political Creed of yours
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.