To Robert Patterson
Monticello Mar. 7. 11.
I had thought that the copies of the Nautical Almanac which you had been so kind as to furnish me with some time ago, had included the present year, till I had occasion to use one, and found myself mistaken. having no other medium of obtaining it at this moment, I have indulged myself with the hope that your friendship would permit me to ask the favor of you to send me that of the present & subsequent years so far as they have hitherto been published. I can only forward a bill of our own bank, which however I believe the banks with you are in the habit of changing. the books may be forwarded by post. I presume that mr Garnet’s edition continues to be published as heretofore, and that it keeps pace with that of England. Accept assurances of my constant friendship and respect.
RC (Major R. M. Patterson, Chicago, 1945); addressed: “Doctr Robert Patterson Philadelphia”; franked and postmarked. PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.
For the nautical almanac of John Garnett, see note to Patterson to TJ, 12 Mar. 1811. TJ enclosed a $5 bill of our own bank (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1263).