Thomas Jefferson Papers

VIII. Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Bell, 16 March 1792

VIII. Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Bell

Philadelphia Mar. 16. 1792.

Dear Sir

Having learned by Mr. Randolph’s last letter th[at the] post to Charlottesville is now regularly established, I ha[ve given] in to Freneau the list of subscribers you sent me to wit—

John Nicholas William Woods
Thomas Bell Divers & Lindsay
Nicholas Lewis junr. Isaac Miller
Robert Jouett Peter Derieux
George Divers George Gilmer
George Bruce
and have desired him to send off the [papers] by every Friday’s post, so that you will receive them eight days afterwards. He is to give me a note of the advances necessary to be made, which I am to pay him for the subscribers, and must get you to settle with them for me. I am in hopes indeed that you will send forward five names more, and so be entitled to your paper gratis, for collecting the rest. In this manner the business can be done between them and Freneau by you and myself. I am in hopes his paper will give satisfaction: it is certainly the best I ever saw published in America. I am with great and sincere esteem to yourself and my friends of your place and vicinity Dear Sir your friend & servt.

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); slightly mutilated, with the missing words being given in brackets (supplied) from a Tr in unidentified hand (DLC). TJ listed the names in a box inset in the text.

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