Philad: 20 March 1807
By the Benjn Franklin Capt Weeks, Mr Carey the Missionary, has sent a Sungskrit Grammar, directed to you for the American Philosophical Society—In consequence of information from the Captains to this effect I went to the Custom house, & had the packet open’d there It contained no letter, & possibly if any letter was written it may have gone forward to you by Mail.
The Book is large quarto & some hundred pages & I have on the other side copied the title for your information—The Society will return thanks to Mr Carey & acknowledge the receipt as having come through you—
I remain with great respect Your friend & Serv
PS Should you at any time signify a Wish to see the Work, I shall look for a safe opportunity to Send it to Washington
A Grammar of the Sungskrit Language, composed from the Works of the most esteemed Grammarians—to which are added exemples for the exercise of the Student & a complete list of the Dhatoos or roots.
By. W. Carey—Teacher of the Sungskrit—Bengalee & Mahratta Languages in the College of Fort William Serampore. Printed at the Mission Press. 1806
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.