Philada. Jany 28th 1809
The American Convention for the Abolition of Slavery & improving the condition of the Africans, lately assembled in this City, have directed me, as one of their members, to present you Clarkson’s History of Slavery—
I perform this task with much pleasure, as it affords me an opportunity of assuring you that
I am with great respect, Your friend
Thos. P. Cope
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.