Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Robert Walsh, 23 March 1817

To Robert Walsh

Monticello Mar. 23. 17.

I thank you, kind Sir, for the favor of sending me a copy of the American Register of the present year. I had not before an opportunity of witnessing it’s merit. a first view of it’s matter and manner now assures me that I shall read it with interest and satisfaction. altho’ at my age1 more is forgotten than newly learnt, yet I am still glad to know what is going forward in the literary world, what others are learning, and see with pleasure young coursers taking lead in the race of science, the goal of which, altho’ not at infinite, is yet at an indefinite distance. I shall ask leave to become a subscriber and, hoping there may be an agent for the work within our state, I shall take care to furnish him the standing means of recieving the price always at his convenience. I avail my self with pleasure of the occasion now furnished of assuring you of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from James Monroe to TJ; at foot of text: “R. Walsh esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1TJ here canceled “little.”

Index Entries

  • aging; TJ on his own search
  • American Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature (ed. R. Walsh) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; subscriptions search
  • subscriptions, for publications; journals search
  • Walsh, Robert; editor ofAmerican Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature search
  • Walsh, Robert; letters to search