From Benjamin Kneeland
East Sudbury, Jul. 8th, 1801.
With a Veneration for literary and patriotic Character, a Letter addresses to You with a Packet of Manuscripts, Viz.
The Theory of Fevers, 6 Copies.
The Theory of Generations, 6 Copies.
in Request of a Communication with them, as may propose, in the Sphere of Your Intercourse.
With an Acknowledgement of a Patronage at Writings; and a high Consideration for a Personage of a Name and Character, at a Station and Interest in the United States, subscribes,
Illustrious President, Your most Humble and Obedient Servant
RC (MiU-C); at foot of text: “His Highness, Thos: Jefferson Esq.”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 July 1802 and so recorded in SJL.