Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Brown, 10 November 1818

To Thomas Brown

M[o]nti[cello] Nov. 10. 18.


I thank you for the copy of your Medical electricity which you have been so kind as to send me. I concur entirely in the opinion expressed by Dr Mitchell in his letter to you that ‘facts are the foundation of all useful knolege in Physics,’ and those you have collected will doubtless bring into notice the process they recommend. these merit our thanks, & every thing has my good wishes which may alleviate the sufferings of our fellow men. accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; dateline faint; at foot of text: “Dr Thos Brown”; endorsed by TJ.

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  • books; on electricity search
  • Brown, Thomas (b.1766); letter to search
  • Brown, Thomas (b.1766); The Ethereal Physician: or Medical Electricity Revived search
  • electricity; books on search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Mitchill, Samuel Latham; mentioned search
  • The Ethereal Physician: or Medical Electricity Revived (T. Brown) search