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Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to the New York publisher of Colton’s Lacon for the copy of that work he has been so kind as to send him. he sees, on a first opening, that it will afford both amusement and instruction, qualified rather highly with paradox & puzzle. it’s numerous editions in England bespeak it’s merits favorably. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
It is my duty to thank you for Lucon—it is entertaining and instructive enough to be an Antidote to Rochfaucault Maxims and Mandevills Fable of the Bees if has none of their Synicisms or mysanthrophy, it is pure, Moral, and Sober in Religion—It has quickned my circulations, and I shall keep it on my Table for a vade mecum—The anecdotes are ennumerable, well chosen and well applied, I shall...