Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Walter Franklin, 18 June 1808

Philada. June 18. 1808


I take the Liberty of requesting your acceptance of the inclosed pamphlet. It is the Work of an active Member of the Society of Friends and written, I verily believe, from Motives honorable to the heart of the Author. He has been for several years much grieved by the part which has been usually taken by a Majority of his Brethren of that Community, on political occasions, and is ardently desirous of removing the prejudices by which they appear to be enveloped.

The object contemplated is unquestionably a very important one and I trust that this publication will have an useful tendency in effecting so desirable a purpose— Should it, on perusal, receive your approbation, it would afford me much pleasure, and be a source of high gratification to the Writer.

I am, Sir, with the greatest Respect your Friend & fellow-Citizen

Walter Franklin

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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