Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Joseph Milligan, 18 January 1819

Georgetown January 18th 1819

Dear Sir

On the 15th instant I received the Box of Books to bind I exchanged two or three letters with Mr Gray of Fredericksburg befor I received them the delay has been between Fredericksburg and this place as during the frosty weather the steam boat has been laid up and the stages are not as yet regular but I trust the steam Boat will run again as the river is now entirely open and I trust as the weather yet remains mild that it will not again be closed this winter Accept my best thanks for your kind caution in your Esteemed favour of the 12th respecting Ricardo my intention is to take of a very small Edition say five or six hundred one half of which I will have engaged with the Members of Congress & officers of Government Your Books are now in the Binders hands and shall be finished as speedily as is consistant with good work Some years ago I published Malthus on Population I see that he has lately published a third volume which when I can get I will put to press it is very highly spoken of   When I get Ricardo through the press I will send you a copy

Yours Respectfully

Joseph Milligan

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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