Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Ralph Eddowes, 18 November 1807

Washington Nov. 18. 07.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Eddowes and his thanks for the two pamphlets he has been so kind as to send him. he has read them with so much satisfaction that he has desired mr Dobson to forward him the successive discourses as they shall come out, and also the new translation of the New Testament announced in page 22. this latter work is particularly interesting as he has always been persuaded that the different translations of that book have been warped in particular passages to the tenets of the church of which the translator has been a member. he has recieved great pleasure from some of the writings of his venerable friend Doctr. Priestley, on these subjects, and is sensible, from the specimen sent, that he shall do the same as to the discourses, now promised.—he salutes mr Eddowes with great respect.

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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