Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Davis, 1 April 1805

April 1, 1805


 I take the liberty to send you my second pamphlet. I shall be enabled the middle of this month to send you Captain Smith & the Princess Pocahontas. My Notice of it is so popular in Virginia that, even from Williamsburgh, there have been sent me the names of 50 Subscribers.

 I believe I shall be favoured by the “Philosophical Society” of this City with the transcript of a Manuscript intitiled “The Genealogy of Pocahontas”: This together with Captain Smith’s Letters to Queen Anne (confirming my story) will form a good appendix, and be

Confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ.

I am, Sir, with profound respect, Your extremely obliged, & most obedient Servant,

John Davis

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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