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Mathew Carey to Thomas Jefferson, 23 September 1815

From Mathew Carey

Philada Sept. 23. 1815.


By this day’s mail I send, & request Your acceptance of, a copy of the last Edition of the Olive Branch, greatly enlarged.

Absence from Philadelphia & long continued indisposition have tarnished the work with some most egregious blunders, of which I feel deeply ashamed.

I hope & trust the 72d Chapter will be found a complete & unanswerable refutation of some most pernicious & deleterious errors. I remain, sir, respectfully

Your obt hble servt

Mathew Carey

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John Manesca and Victor Value, 26 Oct. 1815, on verso; addressed: “Hon Thomas Jefferson, Expresident U.S Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 23 Sept. Enclosure: Carey, The Olive Branch: or, Faults on Both Sides, Federal and Democratic. A Serious Appeal on the Necessity of Mutual Forgiveness and Harmony, 6th ed. (Philadelphia, 1815).

In the 72d chapter of the enclosure (pp. 418–35), Carey refutes the idea that the United States suffered economically during the administrations of TJ and James Madison.

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