Thomas Jefferson Papers

Robert Walsh to Thomas Jefferson, 20 April 1818

From Robert Walsh

City of Washington April 20th 1818

Dear Sir

As there is now no likelihood of the resurrection of the American Register, & as I am about to return with my family to Philadelphia, I think it proper to restore to you at once the valuable manuscript of Mr de Tracy. It certainly deserves to [be]1 well translated, & published among us; but I doubt the sale would defray the expence of printing. The taste for Such profound speculations is confined to a very few persons in this country.

Mr Correa has been at Norfolk for two or three weeks, in the hands of Dr Fernandez in whose professional skill he has much confidence. I presume he will bend his Steps to Monticello, where he will find better restoratives than can be culled from the Materia-Medica.

I beg to be respectfully remembered to Col & Mrs Randolph, & have the honor to be,   with perfect respect, Dear Sir,

Your obt servt

Robert Walsh Jr.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “T. Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: enclosure to TJ to Walsh, 19 Feb. 1818.

1Omitted word editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • American Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature (ed. R. Walsh) search
  • books; on moral philosophy search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; health of search
  • Corrêa da Serra, José; visits Monticello search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; Principes Logiques, ou Recueil de Faits relatifs a l’Intelligence Humaine search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Corrêa da Serra, José search
  • moral philosophy; works on search
  • Oliveira Fernandes, John Francisco; as physician search
  • Principes Logiques, ou Recueil de Faits relatifs a l’Intelligence Humaine (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Randolph, Martha Jefferson (Patsy; TJ’s daughter; Thomas Mann Randolph’s wife); greetings sent to search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); greetings sent to search
  • Walsh, Robert; and Destutt de Tracy’sPrincipes Logiques search
  • Walsh, Robert; and J. Corrêa da Serra search
  • Walsh, Robert; editor ofAmerican Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature search
  • Walsh, Robert; family of search
  • Walsh, Robert; letters from search