Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Alexander Otis, 26 June 1823

Monto June 26. 23.

Dear Sir

I thank you for the copy of the History of painting which you have been so kind as to send me. it is an art to which I am much attached, and I shall read this history of it with pleasure. the approbn which I have expressed and never lose on oppty of expressing of Botta’s history and of your transln of it is due to the work. it is due also to my countrymen to whom it is important to know it’s merit; and I find with pleasure that it is becoming known & much called for. it will certainly take place of all others, and nobody will be gratified by that more than my self. I salute you with great esteem & respect.


DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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