Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Henry Dean, 2 December 1808

New York 12 mo. 2. 1808

Respected Friend
Thomas Jefferson

I hope I shall not be accused of presumption in attempting to address thee.

The inclosed Prospectus exhibits Proposals for the publication of a second Edition of my work—as the Patronage of so disstinguished a friend to the liberal Arts will be no less flattering than acceptable I take the liberty to solicit thy Name to head a respectable List of near twelve hundred Subscribers—

The work is in the Press and will be published in a few days I shall take it as a particular favor if thou will reply to this by return of Post that I may have the satisfaction of a timely insertion—

With sentiments of respect & Esteem I remain thy sincere friend

Hy Dean

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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