Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Ritchie to Thomas Jefferson, 23 November 1820

From Thomas Ritchie

Richmond, Novr 23, 1820.

T Ritchie, in his own name & that of the Author, requests Mr Jefferson’s Acceptance of this Book.—T.R. trusts he will read it—and, if perfectly agreeable to Mr J. hopes, that at his leisure he will give his opinion of it. It were desirable that Mr J. would permit that opinion, if favorable, to go out to the Public—but, that must rest with himself.

With best respects, &c &c. in haste,

RC (MHi); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Dec. 1820 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: John Taylor, Construction Construed, and Constitutions Vindicated (Richmond: Shepherd & Pollard, 1820; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 11 [no. 652]).

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