Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Kneeland, 8 July 1801

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

Benj. Kneeland

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.

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