Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Littleton Dennis Teackle, 12 June 1824

Baltimore 12th June 1824


You will probably have seen in the publick prints, that An association has been formed, to conduct a work on Political Œconomy, with intent to discover the causes which have Operated to retard the progress of our prosperity, & to endeavour to illustrate the proper measures of amelioration—The assistance of Many scientifick Gentlemen has been freely offered, & the Society will venture to hope for Your efficient influence in furthering the interesting object of this undertaking—Whilst foreign States are fast advancing in Wealth & Power, no part of this Republick is without the pressure of a paralizing incubus—We truly need the touch of science to disclose defects & to draw forth our latent Means—to create demand for our productions—to nourish & invigorate our passive trade, & to furnish aliment for foreign Commerce.

I am, sir, With the highest consideration, and respect your most obt servt

Littleton Dennis Teackle


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