Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Samuel B. H. Judah, 27 June 1822

To Samuel B. H. Judah

Monticello June 27. 22.

Th: Jefferson returns thanks to mr Judah for the poem of Odofreide, of which he has been so kind as to send him a copy. the chill of 80. winters has so compleatly extinguished his sensibility to the beauties of poetry; as to leave him no longer competent either to enjoy or judge them. he transfers therefore to the younger members of his family a pleasure which their more susceptible imaginations may feel and relish and with his thanks, he presents to mr Judah his respectful salutations

PoC (CtY: Franklin Collection); on verso of reused address cover of John Adlum to TJ, 5 June 1822; dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ.

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