Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Jesse Torrey, 5 January 1822

Jan. 5. 22.

I thank you Sir for the copy of the 2d edn of your Moral Instructor. I had read the 1st edn with great satisfn and encoraged it’s reading in my family . I do not think the 2d edn has gained by the omission of the extracts from Volney’s L. of nature. it’s publication will be useful, but age & a slippd wrist rendering writing very irksome and painful to me, I cannot embark in the promotion of that publicn because it would subject me to considble writing which is now the oppression of my life, leaving it to younger hands therefore with my wishes for it’s success accept the assurances of my great respects

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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