Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Timothy Dwight Porter, 26 March 1820

To Timothy Dwight Porter

Monticello Mar. 26. 20.

Th: Jefferson returns his thanks to mr Porter for the copy of the constn of the Amer. geolog. soc. which he has had the kindness to send him. the names of it’s officers as subjoined are a sufficient pledge to the world of it’s future1 usefulness & celebrity. he salutes the Society & mr Porter with the most respectful considn

FC (DLC); in TJ’s hand; dateline at foot of text; on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

1TJ here canceled “utility.”

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