Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Vaughan, 4 May 1806

Washington May 4. 1806.

Dear Sir

Being near my departure for Monticello I leave here with orders to forward them to you by the first vessel, a box containing the minerals from Capt. Lewis which were the subject of a former letter, & another containing an instrument called a Bathometer sent to me by it’s inventor. believing it cannot be otherwise so well disposed of, I beg leave to deposit it with the Philosophical society with whom it will have the best chance of becoming useful. Accept my friendly salutations & assurances of respect.

Th: Jefferson

P.S. I send under another cover by post the treaty of mr Luïscius explaining the Bathometer.


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