To John Pitman
Monticello Jan. 2. 12.
Your favor of Dec. 4. has been duly recieved, & with it your addresses to the Tammany & Philermenian societies. in the former I find all those sentiments of republican patriotism which distinguish every branch of the Tammany societies, and on which depend all the hopes of man of seeing one good government at least exist on the earth. I will add on the subject of the poem that if Homer & Virgil had employed their sublime geniusses in the cultivation of that spirit of peace & philanthropy which has inspired your muse I verily believe there would have been less of war & bloodshed in the world, and Plato would probably not have proposed to exclude Poets from his republic. for these pamphlets as well as for the very obliging expressions of your letter towards myself personally, accept my thanks and the assurances of great respect & esteem.
RC (RPB); at foot of text: “Mr John Pitman junr Providence.” PoC (ViW: TC-JP); endorsed by TJ.
- A Long Talk, delivered before the Tammany Society, or Columbian Order, on their anniversary, A.D. 1810: in Providence (Pitman) search
- A Poem on the Social State and its Future Progress (Pitman) search
- Homer; TJ on search
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