Philadelphia, March 1t, 1805.
I take the liberty to enclose a Satirical Poem which I have just published. To increase its sale I have written under a feigned name, but I make no scruple viva voce to avow myself its author. I know not, Sir, whether you ever before heard of Mr Dennie, but he is looked upon in this City, by some strange agency, a writer of transcendant merit. I purpose to continue the Pamphlet, & drive, if I can, from the usurped seats of Literature the Dennies, the Jacksons &c. &c.
I am, Sir, Your most obedient most humble Servant,
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.