Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Samuel Bernard, 30 May 1825

George Town May 30. 1825


You will perhaps recollect that in the early Part of last year, I took the liberty of forwarding you a Prospectus of a polyglot Grammar, which I then Contemplated Bringing before the public. And having met with a considerable Share of patronage from the public. the work is just issued from the press.β€”

I have forwarded by this Mail a Copy of the Said Work, Of which I beg your acceptance as a proof, of my Sincere Esteem & Shall feel greatly gratified if it should prove a Work of literary Utility: & if it should meet with Encouragement, in the Extensive Institution which has been lately founded. & is Commencing its Operations under your Auspices.

Having just called upon Mr Barnes of this place in Order to obtain your Address. he has requested me to Send his best respects. & to assure you of the pleasure which he shall feel in having a Line from yourself.

If unavoidable Engagements had not required my return at the present moment to philadelphia. I would willingly have extended my Journey. & paid my personal. respects to you.

But under present circumstances I can do no more. than repeat my request, that you will accept the Copy of my Work as a mark of my Esteem:

I shall be happy to hear of the safe Arrival of the Copy & that it meets your expectations in a literary point of view. My address will be Videls Court, Second below Chesnut Street, philadelphia.

I am sir, With great Respect Yours truly

Sam BArnard


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