Monticello Aug. 9. 08.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Cowdrey and his thanks to himself & the Committee of the Wallabout for the copy of their publication which has come safely to hand. if the records it contains can inculcate in nations a due regard to humanity even towards their enemies, and the advantages as well as the duty of lessening the evils of war, a great good will be effected.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.