To Thomas Jefferson January 12, 1803

To Thomas Jefferson January 12, 1803

I will be obliged to you to send back the Models, as I am packing up to set off to Philadelphia and New York. My intentions in bringing them here in preference to sending them from Baltimore to Philadelphia, was, to have some conversation with you on those matters and others I have not informed you of. But you have not only shown no disposition towards it, but have, in some measure, by a sort of shyness, as if you stood in fear of federal observation, precluded it. I am not the only one, who makes observations of this kind.

THOMAS PAINE.