From James Thomson Callender
Richmond Jail January 9th. 1801
I hope you will pardon my having sent you revises, instead of clean Sheets of the thing now printing; a freedom inexcusable in any circumstances but mine. I Cannot get my printer to work, although I am actually paying him ready money, as he goes on. So that the whole Sale of the Season will be lost, by the delay of revising the Sheets! I mention this, Sir, that You may not think me addicted to freedoms I would not assume.
I am Sir Your most obed Servt
Jas. T. Callender
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 14 Jan. and so recorded in SJL.