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Jefferson's response upon being notified of being elected President...
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March 11, 1801
THOMAS'S MASSACHUSETTS SPY OR WORCESTER GAZETTE, March 11, 1801 Page 3 has, under: "President Elect" a report: "The Committee instructed on the 18th instant to wait the President Elect and notify him of his election, REPORT--that they have, according to order performed that service, and addressed the President elect in the following words, to wit: 'The committee beg leave to express their wishes for the prosperity of your administration; and their sincere desire that it may promote your own happiness and the welfare of your country.'
To which the President elect was pleased to make the following reply:" and what follows is Jefferson's grateful acknowledgement of learning of his intellect, signed in type: Thomas Jefferson.
Four pages, minor margin wear, a few archival mends to pages 1 & 4, a bit close-trimmed at two margins not close to mentioned content.
Category: Pre-Civil War