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Thomas Jefferson to Nicolas G. Dufief, 3 May 1812

To Nicolas G. Dufief

Monticello May 3. 12.

Sir

I see on your catalogue the following books.

pa. 32.  Xenophontis opuscula politica, equestria, et venatica.
pa. 56.  Nicolai Gurtleri lexicon quatuor linguarum. 8vo
Nomenclatura trilinguis, Anglo-Latino-Graeca. 8vo

I will thank you to send these to me by mail, only observing to send one volume only at a time, and a week apart from one another, that I may not too much encumber any one mail; our mail stage coming but once a week.

For want of a common paper currency, it is difficult to remit small fractional sums to another state. I have occasion once every 3. or 4. months to make a remittance to a correspondent (an ironmonger) in Philadelphia. if you will be so good as to note to me the amount of the books, it can be included in my first remittance to him, which is generally by a bill of exchange. I shall hope to recieve Lacroix’ Mathematics whenever you can get a copy of the whole Corps complete. accept the assurance of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “M. Dufief”; endorsed by TJ.

Dufief sent TJ a catalogue and supplement of books for sale on 26 Nov. and 30 Dec. 1811, respectively. Of the three titles requested, the only one TJ actually received was Nicolaus Gürtler, Novum Lexicon Universale Quatuor Linguarum, Latinae, Germanicae, Graecae, et Gallicae (Basil, 1715; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4740). The ironmonger was Benjamin Jones.

Index Entries

  • books; on mathematics search
  • Cours de Mathematiques à l’usage de l’École Centrale des Quatres-Nations (S. F. Lacroix) search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; bookseller search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; letters to search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; sends book catalogues search
  • Gürtler, Nicolaus; Novum Lexicon Universale Quatuor Lingarum, Latinae, Germanicae, Graecae, et Gallicae search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jones, Benjamin; TJ pays search
  • Lacroix, Sylvestre François; Cours de Mathematiques à l’usage de l’École Centrale des Quatres-Nations search
  • mathematics; books on search
  • Novum Lexicon Universale Quatuor Linguarum, Latinae, Germanicae, Graecae, et Gallicae (Gürtler) search
  • Xenophon; Xenophontis Opuscula Politica, Equestra et Venatica search
  • Xenophontis Opuscula Politica, Equestra et Venatica (Xenophon) search