To William Short
Monticello Dec. 26. 12.
I am just returned from Bedford and find here your favor of Nov. 29. as an object which needs no delay I send you the 1st vol. of the Memoires. the 2d shall follow by the next post. I use this precaution, not to appear to burthen a single mail unreasonably, and I ask the same attention from you on their return. Mr Higginbotham’s matter shall be attended to the moment I get through the letters & other matters accumulated here during my absence. what you suggest with respect to the possible change in the value of the coin is perfectly reasonable. it shall be complied with in my portion of the contract, and I shall urge it on mr H. altho’ not having made a part of our contract he might refuse it. still I think he will not. ever affectionately yours
RC (ViW: TJP); at foot of text: “Mr Short”; endorsed by Short as received 4 Jan. 1813. Enclosure: Mémoires de Frédérique Sophie Wilhelmine de Prusse, Margrave de Bareith, Soeur de Frédéric-le-Grand; Ecrits de sa main, vol. 1 (Paris, 1811; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 271).
Short’s favor of 29 Nov. 1812, not found, is recorded in SJL as received from Philadelphia on 17 Dec. 1812, and is also recorded as a letter concerning TJ’s letter “of Nov 6” by Short in his epistolary record containing entries from 24 Nov. 1812 to 8 July 1813, written on a sheet folded to make narrow pages (DLC: Short Papers).
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