From Thomas Paine
[25 Dec. 1802]
I congratulate you on the birth-day of the New Sun, now called christmas day; and I make you a present of a1 thought on Louisana—
RC (DLC); undated, date supplied from contents and endorsement; addressed: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Dec. and so recorded in SJL.
1. Preceding three words interlined.