Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Roger C. Weightman, 19 October 1811

To Roger C. Weightman

Monticello Oct. 19. 11.


I have duly recieved your favor of the 12th and also the parcel of fiorin grass of which you were so kind as to take charge, and for your care of which I pray you to accept my thanks. it has been immediately planted, and every care will be taken to add it to the useful grasses of our country.

I observe in the National Intelligencer you mention having for sale among other books, a miniature edition of Scott’s works in 5. vols. I will pray you to send it to me by the mail, carefully done up, with a note of the price which I will take care to remit you. if I can recieve it by the first return of post, it will be the more acceptable. I tender you my best wishes & respects

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); at foot of text: “Mr Weightman”; endorsed by TJ.

Weightman advertised “an assortment of late and VALUABLE WORKS,” including a five-volume miniature edition of Sir Walter Scott’s poetry, in the Washington National Intelligencer, 12 Oct. 1811.

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  • fiorin grass; sent to TJ search
  • grass; fiorin search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • National Intelligencer (Washington newspaper); advertisements in search
  • poetry; TJ orders search
  • Scott, Sir Walter; poetry of search
  • Weightman, Roger Chew; and fiorin grass search
  • Weightman, Roger Chew; letters to search
  • Weightman, Roger Chew; TJ orders books from search