Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Anthony Finley, 13 February [1822]

To Anthony Finley

Feb. 13.1

Th:J. returns his thanks to mr Finlay and thro’ him to the managers of the Apprentices Library for the valuable little book he has been so kind as to send him. he wonders how so2 excellent a production should have been so little known.3 it is certainly calculated to do much moral good, & the publicn of it will probably be the saving of many young men. with his thanks he begs leave to present his respectful salutns

Dft (MHi); on verso of RC of Finley to TJ, 25 Jan. 1822; partially dated at foot of text. Recorded in SJL as a letter of 13 Feb. 1822.

1Reworked from “12.”

2TJ here canceled “good.”

3Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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