Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Mathew Carey, 4 February 1819

Philada Feb. 4. 1819


Your favour of the 29th ult. I have duly recd. It is now before me.

The fifteen Dollars enclosed are only carried to your credit.

The Religious Olive Branch is not yet fairly begun. I was diverted from it by the shameful attack on my Country in that horror–inspiring novel Mandeville, which led me to undertake Vindicix Hibernicæ, which I shall publish in about a month. I enclose two half [. . .] as a sort of [. . .].

To the Religious Olive Branch I shall devote all my attention & energies, as soon the Vindicix are published. I consider myself sacredly pledged to it, &, life spared, I shall certainly redeem the pledge.

Your obt hble servt

Mathew Carey

NB. We are about to publish Baines connected and improved in 8vo

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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