Philad. 15 Nov. 1815
Mr Ticknor who has in charge the purchase of Books for Mr Jefferson in Europe & M Everitt, selectd for a friend of their’s in Boston a Number of Valuable Books of the Best Editions, rarely met with in America. Their friend a Bookseller & Man of Letters means to Sell these at Public Sale on 20 Dec in Boston. I will not apologize for the liberty I have taken in Sending a Catalogue, meaning to render a public Service; I do it however with the more pleasure as it gives me the opportunity the truth with which I am D sir Your friend & servt.
DLC: Papers of James Madison.