Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Nelson

I thank you for your information on the progress & prospects of the Missouri question. it is the most portentous one1 which ever yet threatened our Union. in the gloomiest moment of the revolutionary war I never had any apprehensions equal to what I feel from this source.

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; dateline faint and edge trimmed.
1Manuscript: “one one.”
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February 7, 1820
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