Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Branagan to Thomas Jefferson, 3 September 1817

From Thomas Branagan

Philada Sep 3 1817


Your goodness will no doubt excuse the liberty I take in Sending You a copy of my last Book My motives Are disinteressted & pure namely to Stimulate you to use your venerable influence & pen in exposing the errors & re-exhibiting the truths particularized in my book That God may render your last day the most happy & useful of your long & useful life is the prayr of your disinteresteed friend & real Well Wisher

Tho Branagan

RC (DLC); addressed: “His Excellency the Hon T. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Sept. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: [Branagan], The Pleasures of Contemplation, being A desultory investigation of the Harmonies, Beauties, and Benefits of Nature: including a Justification of the Ways of God to Man, and a Glimpse of His Sovereign Beauty. … to which is added. some Causes of Popular Poverty, Arising from the Enriching Nature of Interests, Rents, Duties, Inheritances, and Church Establishments. Investigated in their principles and consequences. By Dr. Blatchly, of New York (Philadelphia, 1817; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 9 [no. 528]).

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  • Blatchly, Cornelius Camden; Some Causes of Popular Poverty search
  • books; on natural theology search
  • Branagan, Thomas; letters from search
  • Branagan, Thomas; The Pleasures of Contemplation search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • natural theology; books on search
  • Some Causes of Popular Poverty (C. C. Blatchly) search
  • The Pleasures of Contemplation (T. Branagan) search