From Andrew Ellicott
City of Washington Novm. 26th 1792
I have taken the liberty of sending you an Almanac for the year 1793, which I calculated, and compiled during my sickness last september.—The Astronomical part is adapted to the meridian, and latitude of the City of Washington. I am Sir your Hbl. Servt
RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Honble. Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Nov. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.
Almanac: Ellicott’s New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Almanac, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1793 (Baltimore, ). On the same day Ellicott also sent a copy of this work to Washington, with a similar covering letter, and added: “My design in this work, was merely to assist other (laudable) endeavours, in bringing the City of Washington into Public notice” (RC in DNA: RG 59, MLR).