Plymouth, Ms. Jany: 5th. 1805.
I take the liberty to direct to the President of the United States, the Prospectus of a work, of which the author indulges the flattering anticipation that it will accord with his opinions, and that in manner and style, it may be approved by the correct taste of Mr. Jefferson.
This is a mark of bold ambition.—Thus as usual, human vanity prompts to raise expectation high.—If disappointed, your candour will lend a veil, to cover the presumption.
The President will pardon this momentary interruption, from one who subscribes with high respect and esteem, his
most Obedt. Hume: Servt
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.