To Anthony Vieyra
[28 Jan. 1787]
Mr. Jefferson has the honour of presenting his compliments to Mr. Vieyra and is sorry to have been out of the way when he did him the honour to call on him yesterday. He returns him the copy of his book which he had been so kind as to leave with him, and which Mr. Jefferson has gone over with much satisfaction, and with a conviction of the great erudition of it’s author.
PrC (MoSHi); not dated; at foot of text: “M. Antonius Vieyra L.L.B. &c.” The date has been supplied from SJL and from internal evidence (see Vieyra to TJ, 15 Aug. 1787).