Richmond Decr 10th 1820
I inclose you a little treatise which I wrote in albemarle during my summer’s visit; on what is growing every day to be an important question in jurisprudence & politics. The notions of Bentham are every day becoming more popular in Virginia, and it is time the other side should be heard.
I do not know your opinions on the subject, nor do I hope to edify you at all on the matter; I send you the pamphlet in testimony of
Fr. W. Gilmer
MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.