Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Lydia R. Bailey, 18 April 1810

To Lydia R. Bailey

Monticello Apr. 18. 10.


I have recieved the favor of your letter of Mar. 22. in which I think there must be some mistake in ascribing to me a subscription for ten copies of mr Freneau’s poems. certainly if I ever had subscribed for that number from any one, from principles of great esteem, it was as likely to be him as any one, for whom I have a very high esteem, of which I hope he can never entertain a doubt. but as I never did, to my recollection subscribe for more than two copies of any work, I conclude there must be an error in this instance. I must pray you therefore to re-examine your subscription papers and if you find I have annexed that number to my subscription, be so good as to favor me with another line of information & I shall fulfill the engagement. in the mean time accept the assurances of my respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mrs Lydia R. Bailey”; endorsed by TJ.

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