Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Theodorus Bailey, 21 August 1821

Newyork 21. Aug. 1821.

Dear Sir,

I have been duly favored with your note under date of the 14th instant: In obedience to your wishes I have given your letter to Mr Rush the earliest conveyance, by the Ship Braganga, bound to Liverpool, which is to sail this day. I was unwilling to detain it for the British Packet, as she will not depart till about the tenth of Next month.—

I pray you to accept of a copy, of Mr Arden’s translation of the first book of Ovid’s Tristia, in heroic english verse, with the original Text; which I send herewith.—The Translater was born & educated in this City.

I embrace this occasion to renew to you the Assurance of my Sincere respect and regard,

Theodorus Bailey.

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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