Philadelphia 14 Nov. 1807
The obtruding the inclosed pieces upon your attention may justly be thought to require an apology. Learning in a late conversation with Dr. Rush that your sentiments on the subjects to which they relate were, generally, in unison with them, I thought it might not be disagreeable to you to be informed of an attempt now made (or rather revived) to bring them into more general notice & render them the subjects of enquiry in this place.
I was, in the earlier part of my life, a pupil of the venerable Priestley, and came over with a large family to this country in the same year he did & from motives somewhat similar tho rather of a civil than a religious nature. My attachment to the principles on which the Constitution of the U.S. is founded has gathered additional strength since the administration of it has been in your hands, and I consider it as an high honour & happiness that I can subscribe myself
Your fellow Citizen
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.