To Thomas Ritchie
Monticello Mar. 15. 10.
The author of the inclosed having expressed a wish to Th: Jefferson that it might appear in our Southern papers, he sends it to mr Ritchie to give it a place in his columns or not, as he shall think it deserves; Th:J. being unacquainted with the author & taking no interest in his proposed publication. he presents to mr Ritchie his salutations & assurances of great esteem & respect.
PoC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure not found.