Washington Feb. 25. 1809.
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of Messrs. Collins & Perkins to send him a copy of Smith’s abridgment of John Bell’s Principles of Surgery. if sent by the mail it will reach this place before Th:J. leaves it. he incloses the price announced in a bank bill of this place, the only means of making so small a remittance
MHi: Coolidge Collection.