To Nicolas G. Dufief
Monticello May 3. 12.
I see on your catalogue the following books.
|pa. 32.||Xenophontis opuscula politica, equestria, et venatica.|
|pa. 56.||Nicolai Gurtleri lexicon quatuor linguarum. 8vo|
|Nomenclatura trilinguis, Anglo-Latino-Graeca. 8vo|
I will thank you to send these to me by mail, only observing to send one volume only at a time, and a week apart from one another, that I may not too much encumber any one mail; our mail stage coming but once a week.
For want of a common paper currency, it is difficult to remit small fractional sums to another state. I have occasion once every 3. or 4. months to make a remittance to a correspondent (an ironmonger) in Philadelphia. if you will be so good as to note to me the amount of the books, it can be included in my first remittance to him, which is generally by a bill of exchange. I shall hope to recieve Lacroix’ Mathematics whenever you can get a copy of the whole Corps complete. accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.
PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “M. Dufief”; endorsed by TJ.
Dufief sent TJ a catalogue and supplement of books for sale on 26 Nov. and 30 Dec. 1811, respectively. Of the three titles requested, the only one TJ actually received was Nicolaus Gürtler, Novum Lexicon Universale Quatuor Linguarum, Latinae, Germanicae, Graecae, et Gallicae (Basil, 1715; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4740). The ironmonger was Benjamin Jones.
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