Thomas Jefferson Papers

Lydia R. Bailey to Thomas Jefferson, 8 May 1810

From Lydia R. Bailey

Philad May 8, 1810.1


I have received the favour of your letter of April 18 in which I regret the mistake relative to your Subscription to Freneaus Poems. I have examined agreeable to your request the Subscription2 papers and find your name for 10 Copies, but when compared with your letter the hand does not by any means corispond with that of yours, Some person wanting principle must have taken the unwarentable liberty, and what object they could have in view I know not—If you think proper you will please return the Poems to me, in the mean time accept the assurance of my highest respect


Lydia R. Bailey

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Tho Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 13 May 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “18.10.”

2Manuscript: “Subscripion.”

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