Thomas Jefferson Papers

John F. Watson to Thomas Jefferson, 24 May 1816

From John F. Watson

Bank Germantown 24 may 1816—

D sir,

A few days ago I forwarded you the 9th & now by this mail the 10th Vol of the Edinburg Review—   Be pleased at your convenience to remit me a 5 Drs state Bank note of Richmond or Petesbg if attainable as pay for them—   Yrs very respectfy

John F Watson

It occurs to me to mention that I have on hand a copy of the Quarterly Review from the commencement to the present its 26th Nos—If you had any inclination to possess them I should give them at 25 perCt Reduction in price—I already know your low estimate of them: but for the sake of “audi alteram partem” & occasional reference, I have not known but you might be induced to give a reduced price for them—Perhaps [. . .]

RC (DLC); bottom of page trimmed; dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqre Monticello Va”; franked; postmarked Germantown, 24 May; endorsed by TJ as received 1 June 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

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