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After my return from Richm od ond I took a journey to Bedford from which I have been returned but about a week. that time has been occupied by an accumulation of letters during my absence which required answers, & have left me time to cast but a cursory eye over the volume of laws you were so kind as to send me. this prevents my being more particular in the inclosed letter , which however is...
By a letter just recieved from mr George Jefferson I learn that I had deposited with him my volume of ‘Fugitive sheets’ or Session acts from 1734. to 1772. with an injunction not to deliver it out of his own possession, while the volumes of newspapers were delivered to mr Burke , & are consequently lost I fear. knowing your care of such things you are freely welcome to recieve from mr...
I have duly recieved the MS. volumes which were forwarded by the stage, and in good condition. these were as follows one marked 43 of laws from 1629. to 1633. one marked F . laws from 1639 to 1667. MS. copies by myself from Mercer ’s MS of the laws of 1661. the Charles city MS. laws from 1661 to 1702 the 2 d
I would do any thing rather than defeat the invaluable collection you are making of our statutes and will therefore undertake to apologize to the library committee of Congress for the detention of the V th volume of the laws, and it’s safe delivery in time. but I must pray you to send off the rest without delay, as within 10. days or a fortnight an agent will be on from Washington to recieve...
Congress having concluded to replace by my library the one which they lost by British Vandalism, it is now become their property, and of course my duty to collect and put in place whatever belongs to it. this obliges me to request of you the return of the V th vol. of my Collection of the Virginia laws, being that in which the Sessions acts were bound together. should there be in the volume...
I have duly recieved the 1 st vol. of your collection of our statutes at large, & return you my thanks for it. the opinion I entertain of the importance of the work may be justly inferred from the trouble & expence I incurred during the earlier part of my life, to save such remains of our antient laws as were then still in existence. the compilation appears to be correctly & judiciously done...
In answer to the request expressed in your’s of Sep. 4. (which came to hand only this morning) that I would transcribe a line or two of the first act in my copy of the laws of 1660. I have to observe that the only copy of those laws I possessed was one made by myself from that in the office of the general assembly, and that it was among those I sent you & described under N o 4. in the list I...
Your favor of the 15 th never came to hand till yesterday . you may be assured that the MS. A . is not here. every book in the library has past twice thro’ my own hands, and twice more thro’ the hands of the numberer and packer , and we all are confident this is not among them. it is exactly the one described in the 1 st vol. of your statutes pa. 121. With respect to the MS. D . your...
Your favor of the 8 th was recieved only on the 20 th . I do not know that the publication of Newspapers was ever prohibited in Virginia . my collection of newspapers begins in 1741. but I have seen one newspaper of about 3. years earlier date, as well as I can recollect. The first printed laws printed in Virginia , was I believe the collection of 1733. till the beginning of our revolutionary...
The Committee of Congress , on the purchase of my library having chosen to take it as stated in the Catalogue, I was not at liberty to retain a single volume. consequently those of your collection of the laws, which you had been so kind as to send me, all went. I have therefore to ask the favor of you to send me a compleat collection of all the volumes you have published, and to have the bill...
I thank you for the 3. first volumes of your statutes which are safely recieved, as I shall also do for succeeding ones as they come out. with respect to the MS. volume in your hands, as it belongs to Congress , it will be best when you are done with it, to forward it by the stage to Washington , addressed to mr George Watterston , librarian of Congress . you would oblige me at the same time...