Washington Mar. 9. 05.
Th: Jefferson to
Legerat hujus Amor titulum nomenque libelli.
Bella mihi, video, bella parantur, ait.
So Ovid introduces his book Remediorum amoris, a lecture against tobacco was calculated to excite a similar alarm in a Virginian, & a cultivator of tobacco. however being a friend neither to it’s culture nor consequences, I thank you for the pamphlet, and wish a succesful opposition to this organ of Virginia influence, as well as to every other injurious to our physical, moral or political well being. Accept my friendly & respectful salutations.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.