1807.073: Constituent Letter from Representative John Love (March 1807).

Published: 1807

Full Title: (Circular.) Fauquier, March 28, 1807. To the freeholders of the district composed of the counties of Culpepper [sic] and Fauquier. Fellow citizens, In an address I some time ago made to the district, I endeavoured to exhibit a general view of the political sentiments which have heretofore influenced me through life; and which, probably, will continue to actuate me. ...

Author: Love, John (d. 1822).

Place Issued: Virginia

Issuing Press: Uncertain

Description: 8 pgs.; 22 cm (8vo).


Herein, the new representative for Virginia's 9th congressional district explains his thinking on the foreign-affairs questions then facing the Congress, principally relations with Spain and Great Britain; Love avows that he makes this report because of the fundamental difference of opinion he held in contrast those of his predecessor, Philip R. Thompson, who declined to run for reelection in the 1806 election that brought Love to Washington. Sheet lacks colophon; as Love had been a practicing lawyer in nearby Alexandria (and would return to that practice after two terms in Congress), this letter likely issued there; however, his district was proximate to both Alexandria and Fredericksburg, meaning that this letter could have been printed in either place, so the indeterminacy here.

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