To Wilson Cary Nicholas
Poplar Forest Feb. 1. 181[1.]
According to your request, I ruminated, as I journeyed [here on?] your proposition for the establishment of an Agricultural [Society. on] my arrival here, I committed to writing what is in the inclo[sed] [. . .] it will be a better proof of my willingness, than of my comp[etence to be?] useful to the design. it is meant however but as a rough dra[ught] [until it can?] [re]cieve the amendments of more skilful hands.
SC (DLC: TJ Papers, 232:41514); frayed at top and right edge; at foot of text: “Wilson C. Nicholas esq.” Enclosure: TJ’s Constitution for Proposed Agricultural Society of Albemarle, [ca. 1 Feb. 1811].