Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Margaret Bayard Smith, 28 November 1808

Nov. 28. 08.

Extract of a letter from Mrs. Randolph to Th: Jefferson

‘Looking over some of the Literary magazines the other day, we met with the beginning of a tale by miss Edgeworth which interested us so much that we are all anxious to see the end of it.

perhaps mrs H. Smith, who is such a general reader, may be able to tell you from which work of miss Edgeworth’s, it is taken. ‘the modern Griselda’ is the name of the tale or Novel, I do not know which, having read only as much as one number of a magazine contained, and not possessing the following numbers.’

any information which will enable him to procure the work described in the above extract of a letter from Mrs. Randolph.

DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers.

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