Monticello Sep. 9. 21.
I thank you, dear Sir, for your attention to my letter to mr Rush. it heightens the pleasure to recieve a kindness from those we most esteem. I must thank you too for mr Borden’s translation of the Tristia of Ovid. altho’ past the age of poetic enthusiasm, I am yet happy to see the muses cultivated in my own country, and it’s native sons emulating the beauties of Roman song. believe me to be ever and affectionately yours.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.