Monto Mar. 9. 26.
Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Fellows for the copy to has been so kind as to send him of Paine’s theological works, that the should have encountered great abuse was a thing of course. a powerful like his, and zealously employed can never be an object of mere indifference to those to whom is opposed. nor the genus irrtabile vatum whom he bearded by these works, been found the most sparing in the use of invective. his political labors entitled him to the gratitude of country and to recieve just testimonies of it from every man in or out of power. Th: J. with his thanks prays mr Fellows to accept his respectful salutns.