Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to James Ogilvie, 31 May 1806

Saturday May 31. 06.

Th: Jefferson presents his friendly salutations to mr Ogilvie, & asks his acceptance of an account of Pestalozzi’s method of education which he recieved by last post only from Europe. he has not had a moment to look into the book: but it has obtained some celebrity in Europe, insomuch that mr Mclure, former partner in the store at Milton, has at his own expence engaged a professor, M. Neef, to come to America to introduce Pestalozzi’s method of instruction. it may perhaps furnish to mr Ogilvie some new ideas.    Th:J. expects the pleasure of mr Ogilvie’s company to dinner tomorrow, with one or two of his young friends.

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