Monticello Apr. 13. 19.
I have mr Adams’s permission to make what use I think proper of the letter , in recommendation of the study of Tracy’s book on Political economy. the nation, and especially the wealthier portion of it which is in possession of legislation, is in willing bondage to the snares & seductions of painted harlot of banking bubbles to encorage the application of monied capital to usury rather than to the arts, manufactures of our country. I think it would be well for you to print mr Adams’s letter on an 8vo leaf and prefix it to the volumes not yet sold, and even to send it to such purchasers as you know. perhaps it would be well to put it also into the public papers of widest circulation, not however accompanied by that I am now writing. I set off this day for Bedford and salute you with friendship & respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.