From John Redman Coxe
Philada. July 30th 1802
I take the liberty of forwarding to you a Copy of my treatise on Vaccination, which, with many thanks for your very polite attention to my repeated requests, I beg your acceptance of; I sincerely wish it were more worthy of your notice; yet doubtless, though it contains many errors, I hope it may serve as a Pioneer in opening the Way for more valuable communications from our own Countrymen.
With sincere wishes for your health & prosperity—I am, Dear Sir Yrs. respectfully
John Redman Coxe
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “His Exy. Ths. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Aug. and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Coxe, Practical Observations on Vaccination: or Inoculation for the Cow-Pock (Philadelphia, 1802; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 953).