From Sir John Sinclair
Whitehall 27 March 1789
I have requested Mr. Hamilton, a Gentleman of information, and merit, who will deliver this to you, to take with him to Paris, the appendix to my history of the British Revenue, of which I beg your acceptance. I am much obliged to you for occasional literary communications. Mr. Hamilton will inform you, how all is going on here. It will always give me pleasure to hear of your welfare. Excuse haste, as Mr. Hamilton is on the wing of departure, and believe me, with very sincere regard, Your faithful humble Servant,
RC (NNP); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 2 Apr. 1789.
The appendix to Sinclair’s History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire was printed in 1789, and TJ’s copy bears on its half-title the words “From the author” (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–1955, 4 vols. description ends No. 2939).