Richmond April 22d 1825
Mr Benson has had the politeness to say that he would be the bearer of a book (which is entitled the Potomac Muse) to you. I therefore avail myself of this opportunity as a safe one; and I indulge the hope that the perusal of the trifles alluded to may afford you some gratification. Be pleased, Sir, to accept the work as a token of the great respect which the author and myself bear for one of the principal founders of american independence
Alfred W Elwes
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.