James Madison Papers

To James Madison from Thomas Moore, 2 April 1802

From Thomas Moore

Retreat 4th. Month 2nd. 1802

Agreeably to Law I lately deposited in thy Office a small pamphlet on agricultural subjects.1 Thy character as a person of general information, & more especially as a successful practical farmer, induces me to believe that thou art very competent to judge of the merits of the work, my present object is therefore to request that if on reading thou should be of opinion that it contains any useful information, thou will please to mention it occasionally to any of the members of Congress (particularly from the southern States,) in order to promote its circulation. If my first views in publishing were patriotic, I have now in my wish to disseminate the additional sinister one of being refunded the expense of publication. I expect there are some copies in the book Stores in the City, & I believe a considerable number yet with the printers. With much respect I am thy friend

Thos. Moore2

P. S. If thou should incline to write me a line on the subject, (Brookeville) is our post-Office.

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