Thomas Jefferson Papers

D. Mariano to Thomas Jefferson, 22 November 1819

From D. Mariano

Lexington Ky 9er 22d 1819


Allow me the honour of presenting to you the first number of a literary journal, which I have undertaken with Mr Everett Professor of Greek in this University. Though I do not belong to the American family, I am very far from being a Stranger in respect to the high veneration with which every heart is here impressed for you. This is, as well the motive, as the apology for my present intrusion.

I am, Sir, most respectfully,
your devoted and obt Servant

D. Mariano

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Dec. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Journal of Belles Lettres, vol. 1, no. 1 (20 Nov. 1819).

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