Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Robert Patterson, 6 June 1807

Philada. June 6th. 1807


Permit me to solicit your acceptance of another morsel of nut-shell philosophy, in the form of a “collegiate examination”.

I have aimed at nothing more than a systematic view of the subject, in as small a compass as was consistent with any degree of perspecuity; believing that something of this kind might not be a useless accompaniment to the larger treatises which are commonly put into the hands of students; and might even aid the teacher himself in conducting the very necessary business of frequent examinations.

I have the honour to be with sentiments of the highest esteem your obedient Servant

R. Patterson

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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