Thursday Noon.— [i.e. 8 Jan. 1807]
W. Jones presents his respects to the President, and more distinctly informs him, as well as One perusal of J. Bells work in octavo, at a distant time permits him; that he thinks the Title is, Discourses on Surgery—it consists of five or Six distinct Tracts, on Aneurism, Gun Shot wounds, & other Capital Branches of Surgery.—The introductory discourse contains a very full exposition of his particular doctrines in the art, fortified or illustrated by a good deal of learning & criticism.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.