Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from William Barton, 31 December 1791

From William Barton

Market street, Dec. 31st. 1791.


The sheets which compose the Pamphlet, herewith inclosed, will be comprized in the third Volume of the Philosophical Society’s Transactions, now in the press. Being favored by the Printer with a few copies of this part (with the addition of a Title-page) I beg, Sir, your Acceptance of one.

If some additional Observations on the same subject, resulting from the Census, which have been read in the Society, should be deemed worthy of a place in their Transactions, I shall take the liberty of sending You a Copy, when printed.—I have the Honor to be, With great Respect, Sir, Your Most Obedt. And very Hble. Servt.,

W. Barton

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. 1791 and so recorded in SJL.

On Barton’s enclosed pamphlet, see TJ to David Rittenhouse, 19 Mch. 1791. His additional observations, which were read before the Society on 2 Dec. 1791, were printed in the American Philosophical Society Transactions, iii (1793), 134–7. Barton sent TJ a copy of this supplement on 10 Aug. 1792 (RC in DLC; endorsed by TJ as received 25 Aug. 1792 and so recorded in SJL).

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