Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Davis, 1 March 1805

Philadelphia, March 1t, 1805.


I take the liberty to enclose a Satirical Poem which I have just published. To increase its sale I have written under a feigned name, but I make no scruple viva voce to avow myself its author. I know not, Sir, whether you ever before heard of Mr Dennie, but he is looked upon in this City, by some strange agency, a writer of transcendant merit. I purpose to continue the Pamphlet, & drive, if I can, from the usurped seats of Literature the Dennies, the Jacksons &c. &c.

I am, Sir, Your most obedient most humble Servant,

John Davis

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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