To Donald Fraser
Monticello Jan. 2. 12.
Th: Jefferson presents his compliments & thanks to mr Frazer for the copy of the Compendium inclosed to him. for those who read little, abridgments are necessary; & even for those who read most it is convenient to have them at hand to save troublesome research. it will therefore find it’s scale of usefulness. he salutes mr Frazer with respect.
PoC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.