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Your favor of the 6 th inst. is just recieved, and I shall with equal willingness and truth state the degree of agency you had respecting the copy of M. de Becourt’s book which came to my hands. that gentleman informed me by letter that he was about to publish a volume in French ‘ sur la Creation du monde, ou Systeme d’organisation primitive ,’ which, it’s title promised to be either a...
On my return from a journey after an absence of 5. or 6 weeks, I found here your favor of Nov. 5. with Mellish’s map & Simpson’s fluxions. I did not expect to find Philadelphia so little furnished with Mathematical books. my own attachment to the exact sciences has made them the principal enjoiment of my leisure hours. perhaps I may be more succesful in the classical line, in asking for copies...
Your favor of the 6 th has been recieved & I thank you for having forwarded the book to mr Adams as desired. in the Aurora of Sep. 7. I see a book advertised as under publication at N. York under the title of ‘the American brewer & malster ’ which, as teaching the method of malting Indian corn I should be very glad to get. could you procure it for me if published or when published. I would...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of M. Dufief to procure him the books below stated, if to be had in Philadelphia . he thinks it probable that Doct r Patterson , professor of Mathematics, would be most likely to know where books of that department of science would be probably found, should M. Dufief be at a loss himself. D r Patterson would do Th:J. the favor of advising on this subject. none of...
I recieved last night your favor of the 4 th with the Elzevir Livy, which, having your permission, I now return because I already possess that edition, and it is too small in it’s type for my eyes. I possess also the 4 to Delphin edition . but I dislike such cumbersome volumes. having a desire to give Livy a reading at this time, I wished a handy edition and of a type suited to a Septagenary....
I have duly recieved your favor with the prospectus of your dictionary, and shall gladly become a subscriber to it. altho the number only but not the size of the volumes is stated, I presume from the price they must be 8 vos altho’ from the matter one might have expected Grand formats. the 3 d vol. especially will be valuable to have always at one’s elbow, and your former work is a pledge of...
I am desirous of sending to mr John Adams late Presid t of the US. at Quincy, Mass. a copy of Priestley’s ‘Doctrines of heathen philosophy compared with those of revelation’ printed at Northumberland Pensva in 1804. will you be so good as to procure one, and inclose it to him by mail ‘ de ma part .’ be so good as to chuse the best binding you find ready prepared, and to place the article to my...
I see on your catalogue the following books. pa. 32. Xenophontis opuscula politica, equestria, et venatica. pa. 56. Nicolai Gurtleri lexicon quatuor linguarum. 8 vo Nomenclatura trilinguis, Anglo-Latino-Graeca. 8 vo 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;...
I ought sooner, in answer to your letter of Sep. 29. to have said that I shall be glad to recieve the second hand copy of the Traité du Bonheur et de la morale, which you supposed you could get me. I am anxious to recieve the ‘American brewer & malster’ as soon as published. I have both Richardson & Combrune which you mention. accept my friendly & respectful salutations. PoC ( DLC ); at foot...
I recieved some time ago your valuable dictionary , and have now had time & trial enough to pronounce it the very best French & English dictionary which has ever been published. it’s handy size too increases it’s convenience. the 3 d volume is a treasure. I only wish it’s numerous alphabets had been digested into a single one to save the double research first for the proper alphabet, & then...
I wrote to you on the 20 th of March , since which I have seen in the Aurora of Mar. 23. an advertisement of Newton’s Principia for sale by mr M c lure and a reference to your bookstore. if the above work be either in English or French, I will thank you to send me a copy of it. Accept my friendly salutations PoC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “M. Dufief”; endorsed by TJ.
The difficulty of remitting small & fractional sums to Philadelphia obliges me generally to wait till my debts there amount to something of a round sum, and then to ask the favor of some one of those to whom money is due to recieve the whole remittance and pay it out to the others. this favor I am obliged now to ask of you. D c I owe to J. F. Watson bookseller 11. 25 Bradford & Inskeep , d o...
I thank you for the trouble you have taken to find a copy of Livy for me. that which you mention in your letter of the 1 st inst. just now recieved, will answer perfectly, & probably better than Maittaire’s which I only named exempli gratiâ of the kind I wanted. be so good as to make it up into packages of 2. or 3. vols only together, sending the packages weekly, to avoid burthening our mail...
Collecting the amount of the several books you have been so kind as to send me, as nearly as I can from the letters accompanying them, I conjecture it to be about 30.D. but lest I should err I have desired my Richmond correspondents Gibson & Jefferson to remit you 40.D. which if over the amount may stand in account for further calls of books, and if less than the amount you must be so good as...
I possess the Abbé Auger’s translations of Demosthenes , Aeschines , Isocrates , and the Minor orators in 9.v. 8 vo but he published also a translation of Lysias in a single vol. which I have not. can you help me to it? it is some time since I have squared accounts with you. be so good as to send me a note of what I am in your debt and it shall be remitted immediately. I must still request you...
Th: Jefferson presents his salutations to mr Dufief and asks the favor of him to procure and send him a copy of Evanson’s Dissonance of the four Evangelists. PoC ( DLC ); dateline at foot of text; on verso of reused address cover of George Hargraves to TJ, 4 Aug. 1814 ; endorsed by TJ. TJ sought Edward evanson’s The Dissonance of the four Generally Received Evangelists, and the Evidence of...
Th: Jefferson asks the favor of M. Dufief to send him the books noted below, always bearing in mind the Weekly mission in small parcels for the ease of the mail: and also to note to him the prices that he may make his remittances at convenient intervals. Tull’s horsehoeing husbandry, an old book in 8 vo Young’s Experiments in Agriculture. (I think it is in 3. vols. 8 vo ) Memoirs of Theophilus...