Washington January 6 1820
I have obtained a Copy from the Treasury of the prices paid in London for Instruments. and enclose it for your examination. Mr Crawford informs me that Mr Jackson procured in Paris Instruments of the best construction for the University of Georgia at Prices for below the Cost paid by Hassler has written to Georgia for a Copy of prices—as soon as I can obtain an answer I will enclose it—I have applied to know, whether the Government is disposed to sell their Instruments, without receiving a definitive reply. I hope to obtain one; in time to accompany the Copy furnishd by Mr Jackson—
W. A Burwell
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.