Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Ira H. Taylor, 9 November 1824

Monto Nov. 9. 24.


I duly recd your favor of Oct. 30. covering the prospectus of a literary and religious publicn to be issued weekly at Canonsburgh. I sincerely wish it success, but have seen so many failures of periodical literary public enterprises as to lessen confidence in them, however meritorious they may be in their execution. scarcely ever going from home, and of course seeing few persons, I have no opportunity of solliciting subscn’s, and therefore return you the prospectus with my own signature only. I am in hopes you will have an agent in Richmond to recieve the annual payments , as remittences of a fractional sum from hence to Canonsbg would be difficult. the facility of making payment will encorage subscribers and Accept the assurance of my respect,

Th: J.


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