From John W. Campbell
Petersburg 20th Dec: 1811
After reviewing the papers contained in the volumes you were pleased to lend me, I have concluded to decline their publication, principally from the reasons suggested in your letter, that they would at this day, be not interesting to the mass of readers.
I return the volumes, with my sincere thanks for the loan of them.
John W. Campbell
RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Dec. 1811 and so recorded in SJL.