Thomas Jefferson Papers

Salma Hale to Thomas Jefferson, 13 July 1818

From Salma Hale

Keene, NH. July 13. 1818


I have collected and send you the pamphlets containing the Unitarian controversy which you expressed a desire to see when I visited you lately at Monticello. The whole impression being sold, I have been obliged to borrow two or three from a friend, and if you feel indifferent about retaining you would oblige me by returning them

This controversy has been eagerly read in New England—and the consequence, I think, will be the dissemination of liberal principles, and a victory not distant over bigotry & fanaticism.

With great respect Your Obdt Servt

Salma Hale

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Th. Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Salma “Hales” received 22 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL. For the enclosures see Hale’s Notes on his Visit to Monticello, [after 1818], document 4 in a group of documents on Salma Hale’s Visit to Monticello, 7–8 May 1818, and note.

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