Thomas Jefferson Papers

Anthony Finley to Thomas Jefferson, 25 January 1822

From Anthony Finley

Philada Jany 25: 1822


I have the pleasure of transmitting you herewith, by direction of the managers of the “Apprentices Library” of this city, a copy of a small work which they have recently republished, in aid of the object of this institution.

Knowing the great interest you take in every measure calculated to diffuse knowledge, and confirm1 the morals of the youth of our country, the managers feel assured that you will accept this little volume as a small token of their respect.

I am, very respectfully, sir Your most obt servt

Anthy Finley

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Jan. 1822 and so recorded in SJL; with Dft of TJ to Finley, 13 Feb. [1822], beneath endorsement. RC (DLC); address cover only; with Dft of TJ to Samuel Williams, 20 May 1824, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello.” Enclosure: [John Barnard], A Present for an Apprentice; or a Sure Guide to gain both Esteem and Estate: with Rules for his Conduct to his Master, and in the World. By a late Lord Mayor of London (Philadelphia, 1822; 1st ed., London, 1740; 1st American ed., Boston, 1747).

1Manuscript: “confirn.”

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