Extract from Thomas Jefferson to Hugh Nelson
|[M]o[nticello] Feb. 7. 20|
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.
February 7, 1820