Thomas Jefferson Papers

John F. Watson to Thomas Jefferson, 5 February 1816

From John F. Watson

Germantown 5 Feby 1816—


By this days mail, I Send you the 7 & 8 Vols of the Edinbg Review—since our last settlementx I have sent you the Vols 4, 5 & 6th per mail—for which five Vols—(12½ Dollrs–), you may either remit me per mail, or in such manner as may be most convenient to you—If notes of your State I will prefer those of Richmond state Bank—

I have within a year past become Cashier of the Bank here in Germantown, your future Vols will therefore be sent to you by E Earle, bookseller of Philada as fast as they are printed—

I am Sir Very respectfully

John F Watson

P.S.—I conclude to retain vol 8—3 or 4 days so as not to put too much in one mail at a time—

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Feb. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Robert Saunders, 2 Mar. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 6 Feb.

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Index Entries

  • Bank of Germantown (Pa.); cashier of search
  • Bank of Virginia (Richmond); banknotes of search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; makes payments for TJ search
  • Earle, Edward; bookseller search
  • Edinburgh Review search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; subscriptions search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with N. G. Dufief search
  • subscriptions, for publications; journals search
  • Watson, John Fanning; as bookseller search
  • Watson, John Fanning; letters from search