Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Jay, 7 July 1795

From John Jay

New York 7 July 1795


Two days ago I received from Sir John Sinclair the Book herewith enclosed, which he presents to you and requests me to forward.

As its Size forbids its being sent by the post, and there is little Probability of my soon meeting with other opportunities to Virginia, I think it best to forward it to Pha. and beg the favor of Mr. Randolph to convey it to You. I have the Honor to be with great Respect Sir your most obt. & h’ble Servt

John Jay

RC (NNPM); endorsed by TJ as received 21 July 1795 and so recorded in SJL. Dft (NNC: Jay Papers); contains minor emendations; with draft of Jay to Edmund Randolph, 7 July 1795, subjoined.

Enclosure: presumably Sir John Sinclair, General View of the Agriculture of the Northern Counties and Islands of Scotland … (London, 1795). See Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends No. 753.

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