[on or before 18 Apr. 1803]
Supposing the Muse requested to be informed, of the Presidents Birth day—Would She not justly be Spurned at, for obtruding Herself—On the other hand, the muse will be concious she merited such treatment, And will not dare to think hard—but still, While you protect her Liberty, will determine to be greatfull—application was made at the office of the aurora for the above, and a very polite promise recived, last november, but no information—the personage left their adress at that office—
RC (DLC); undated; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Apr. and “my birth-day.”
For other undated letters TJ received from this author under the pseudonym “The Voice of A Sybil,” “A Sybilline Voice,” and “A Sybill Leafe,” see Vol. 35:575–6; Vol. 37:458–9; Vol. 38:430.