Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Wilson Cary Nicholas, 1 February 1811

To Wilson Cary Nicholas

Poplar Forest Feb. 1. 181[1.]

[Dear Sir?]

According to your request, I ruminated, as I journeyed [here on?] your proposition for the establishment of an Agricultural [Society. on] my arrival here, I committed to writing what is in the inclo[sed] [. . .] it will be a better proof of my willingness, than of my comp[etence to be?] useful to the design. it is meant however but as a rough dra[ught] [until it can?] [re]cieve the amendments of more skilful hands.

ever affectionately your’s

Th: Jeff[erson]

SC (DLC: TJ Papers, 232:41514); frayed at top and right edge; at foot of text: “Wilson C. Nicholas esq.” Enclosure: TJ’s Constitution for Proposed Agricultural Society of Albemarle, [ca. 1 Feb. 1811].

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