Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Burke, 22 November 1816

To John Burke

Poplar Forest near Lynchburg. Nov. 22. 16.


Your favor of Oct. 19. is just now recieved, and at this place. I have always had a standing request with mr Gibson to pay for the gazettes and Reviews recieved at Richmond, annually, as the accounts should be presented. under this arrangement the Argus has been paid for ever since I was a subscriber, and if you will have the goodness to present your bill to mr Gibson he will be so kind as to pay you the 6. D 25 c due for it to the time of it’s discontinuance. Accept the assurance of my respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of reused address cover of David Gelston to TJ, 20 Aug. 1816; at foot of text: “Mr John Burke”; endorsed by TJ.

Burke’s favor of oct. 19. is printed above at 7 Nov. 1816. TJ had been a subscriber to the Richmond Virginia Argus since 1797 (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:958; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends nos. 576–8).

Index Entries

  • Burke, John; andVirginia Argus search
  • Burke, John; letter to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; and newspaper subscriptions search
  • newspapers; RichmondVirginia Argus search
  • newspapers; subscriptions to, by TJ search
  • Richmond, Va.; Argus search
  • subscriptions, for publications; newspapers search
  • Virginia Argus (Richmond newspaper); TJ’s subscription to search