Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from DeWitt Clinton, 23 November 1822

Albany 23 Nov 1822

Dear Sir

The enclosed letters were written hastily or at past intervals of leasure to draw the public attention to Objects of natural science and internal improvement. One being done at a time when the writer was oppressed with public duties, they were sent to the Editor of a Gazette in this place without transcription & with very little correction. A Bookseller in New York having thought proper to republish them in a volume, they of course contain numerous errors, which I have corrected in the copy herewith transmitted & which you will be so good as to accept and I hope that it may amuse a vacant hour if such ever occurs in your useful life. The information in Page 131 was derived from George Forman then a Member of Congress from this state. you can presume on its correctness

NNC: De Witt Clinton Papers.

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