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Jefferson's Letter to Henry Lee, Page 2

This image depicts the concluding page of Thomas Jefferson's May 8, 1825 letter to Henry Lee in which he describes what was important to him as he drafted America's Declaration of Independence.

The transcription of this page is as follows:

of public right, as Aristotle, Cicero, Locke, Sidney, &c.

The historical documents which you mention as in your possession, ought all to be found, and I am persuaded you will find, to be corroborative of the facts and principles advanced in that Declaration.

Be pleased to accept assurances of my great esteem and respect.

Thomas Jefferson

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