Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Davis Robinson, 29 January 1821

To William Davis Robinson

Monticello Jan. 29. 21.


I have duly recieved your letter of Dec. 28. with the volume on the Mexican revolution which you have been so kind as to send me. I shall read it with great pleasure. observing the idle tales and contradictory statements of the newspapers on the subject of the revolutions going on in Spanish America, I have made a point to pass them over unread, except when given under a known name. because I think ignorance nearer to truth than error. having as yet seen nothing of known character on the Mexican revolution your information will be the more welcome to a mind as yet a blank on the subject. with my thanks be pleased to accept the assurance of my great respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of Noah Worcester to TJ, 20 Sept. 1819; at foot of text: “Mr William Davis Robinson”; endorsed by TJ.

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