Richmond Novr 23, 1820
T Ritchie, in his own name & that of the Author, requests Mr Jefferson’s Acceptance of this Book.—T.R. trusts he will read it—and, if perfectly agreeable to Mr J. hopes, that at his leisure he will give his opinion of it. It were desirable that Mr J. would permit that opinion, if favorable, to go out to the Public—but, that must rest with himself.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.