Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Thomas Willis White, 26 January 1820

Richmond, Jan. 26th, 1820.

Dear Sir,

I hope you will excuse intrusion in a stranger.—Believing I might obtain correct information from you, I have taken the liberty to enquire whether you could advise me to the publication of my work, which you think there would be, a probability of succeeding by subscription.

Having been regularly bred to the Printing-Business, and believing myself to be perfectly adequate to the task, I should calculate to issue as elegant a work as perhaps any which may have appeared in this Country.

I beg you will appreciate this in the light it is intended.—In friendship.

An answer, as soon as practicable, is solicited By your devoted Servant,

Thomas W. White.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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