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Letter, 1800 July 19, Derby, Connecticut, to Thomas Jefferson, Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Author: McGregory, Uriah
Abstract: McGregory is recounting a conversation between himself and Reverend Cotton-Mather Smith about politics; Smith says Jefferson earned his money by "fraud and robery" and should not be president; Smith tells McGregory that Jefferson was executor of a widow's estate and defrauded her of ten thousand pounds sterling by keeping their property and giving them less than the property's value; McGregory felt he should tell Jefferson of the rumors about him and wishes he could clear Jefferson's reputation; he considers Smith a father figure but will do what is best for his country by writing the tale to Jefferson.
Issued Date: 1800-07-19
Subjects: Smith, Cotton-Mather, 1731-1806
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15257
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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