Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Walker Gilmer, 10 December 1820

Richmond Decr 10th 1820

dear Sir.

I inclose you a little treatise which I wrote in albemarle during my summer’s visit; on what is growing every day to be an important question in jurisprudence & politics. The notions of Bentham are every day becoming more popular in Virginia, and it is time the other side should be heard.

I do not know your opinions on the subject, nor do I hope to edify you at all on the matter; I send you the pamphlet in testimony of

my great respect & regard

Fr. W. Gilmer

MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.

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