Philadelphia May 17 1822
I have done myself the honour to transmit you a copy of the 3rd. Edition of “Grammar Simplified,” which I beg you will have the goodness to accept and give a cursory perusal.
This work claims the merit of being more simple, and of being calculated to impart a knowledge of Grammar with more facility, and in a much shorter time, than any other system extant—and should you think it redeems the pledge, given in the title, a few lines, expressive of your opinion, would be most gratefully received.
|Quondam Lieut. in the U.S. Army.|
P.S. You will probably recollect, that in 1819, I presented you a copy of the first Edition of “Grammar Simplified,” and that you excused yourself from examining it, on account of the “torpor of age and the drudgery of handwriting”—but I have lately been reading the Scriptures, from which I learn, that a certain woman was heard, on account of her much importunity. Perhaps I may be heard on the same account.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.