Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Washington, 24 November 1792

To George Washington

Nov. 24. 92.

Th: Jefferson returns to the President Mr. Cooper’s pamphlet which he has perused with much satisfaction, and is thankful for the opportunity of perusing it, furnished him by the kindness of the President.

RC (DLC: Washington Papers); addressed: “The President of the U.S.” Not recorded in SJL.

Mr. Cooper’s pamphlet was probably Thomas Cooper, A Reply to Mr. Burke’s Invective against Mr. Cooper, and Mr. Watt, in the House of Commons, on the 30th of April, 1792 (London, 1792). See Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 2803. Its impact on the movement for parliamentary reform and the debate over the French Revolution is discussed in Albert Goodwin, The Friends of Liberty: The English Democratic Movement in the Age of the French Revolution (London, 1979), 262–3.

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