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By a note in the 5 th vol. of Joyce ’s Scientific dialogues I see that the 7 th & 8 th vol s were published in Mar. 1807. I presume therefore they must have come to the US. and will pray you to get them for me to compleat the set you procured me, which consisted of the first 6. vols only. the two volumes wanting are on the subject of chemistry. it is a book of inestimable value, & renders all...
I recieved duly your favor of the 3 d and with it the 3. vols of the Parent’s assistant, for which I thank you. it was very acceptable to my grandchildren & therefore to me. I shall also be glad to recieve the Tales of fashionable life when published. I had delayed asking you to forward your account until you could send me the 7 th & 8 th vols of the Scientific dialogues. but as it seems it...
In a letter to you of Feb. 28. in answer to yours of the 3 d of that month, I acknoleged & thanked you for the parent’s assistant, & expressed a willingness to receive the Tales of fashionable life when published. to a former request of the 7 th & 8 th vols of Scientific dialogues, I added one for Mitford’s history of Greece , if an 8 vo edition could be had, and also for the 4 th
I have at two or three different dates written to ask the favor of you to let me know how much I am in your debt, but have received no answer. if you will be so good as to inform me, it shall be promptly remitted, as it should have been long ago, had the amount been known to me. should you in the mean time have been able to get the 7 th & 8 th vols of the Scientific dialogues I shall be glad...
Your letter of Dec. 2. arrived here during an absence of 6. weeks from home, and on my return I thought to postpone an answer till I could accompany it with a remittance. as this however will require some 2. or 3. weeks yet, & in the mean time your letter of the 3 d arrives, I now acknolege the reciept of both. I am perfectly willing that you should print another edition of the Parliamentary...
I duly recieved your favor of Feb. 2. with a specimen of the size & type you proposed for the Manual, and think you have done prudently in accomodating it to the pocket rather than the shelf of a library. I have desired my correspondents, Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond , to remit for me to mr Barnes a sum of money, out of which I have requested mr Barnes to pay you sixty five Dollars...
Your two letters of Sep. 24. & Oct. 12. have been duly recieved. the packet of books will probably come on by the next stage. by the present one I send to the care of mr Gray of Fredericksbg a packet of 6. vols, which though made up of 4. different works, I wish to have bound as one work in 6. vols, to be labelled on the back ‘the Book of Kings.’ the 1 st & 2 d vols will be the composed of the...
I wrote you on the 17 th to which I presume I shall recieve an answer in due time. the packet of books mentioned in yours of the 12 th is not yet heard of. I mentioned this to mr Gray in a letter of the 25 th so that I suppose it will be forwarded, if it’s loitering is at Fredericksburg . The Library committee requires a proposition on my part as to the price of my library, & as a ground of...
Your favor of the 16 th was recieved on the 19 th and I thank you for the trouble you have taken with my catalogue, and I have no doubt your enumeration is right, mine having been estimated by counting a few pages & taking them for an average. I am contented also with your estimate of price, if the committee should be so, or that they should send on valuers, fixing on your estimate as a...
1814. Dec. 1. wrote to mr Millegan to procure me Garnet ’s Naut. Almanac 15. to be forwarded by mail. & his d o for subseq t years. Blount ’s Naut. Alm. for 1815 & subsequent Stewart ’s elements of the Philos. of the human mind. 8 vo FC ( DLC
The library committee of Congress having concluded to take my library without further valuation, at the amount of your estimate, I shall on reciept of the catalogue proceed to review it, arrange and number all the books according as they stand in the catalogue. as on this review many will doubtless be found missing & irrecoverable, deductions proportioned to their size and number must of...
By a letter from M r Sam l H. Smith I am informed that the President had engaged you to come on here as soon as I should be ready to examine and pack the library, and that mr Dougherty was to superintend the transportation. I have been a fortnight laboriously engaged in revising the books, & placing them on their shelves every one in the place and order in which it stands in the Catalogue....
I keep at this place a small Polygraph which requir es paper exactly of the size of that now inclosed. I must ask the favor of you to send me a ream of that size. the quality too of the model is much liked, altho’ perhaps we do not make any such. I shall be glad also of another ream of 4 to letter paper for use at Monticello . that I now write on is about a good size. these may be packed and...
I wrote to you from Bedford the 1 st inst. to which I refer you if you have made a list of the books I forwarded for binding I would thank you for a copy, being at a loss sometimes to recollect whether a particular book was among them. indeed I shall be glad of the books themselves as soon as you can have them bound. I observe their there is a mail-tumbrel from Fredsbg weekly to Milton which...
Your letter of July 31. came to hand the day before yesterday only. one of the boxes of books arrived ten days ago. the other is not yet come. the bill in your last letter is of 50½.D. another which came in your letter of May 6. from Fredericksbg was of 41½.D. there have been a few other books furnished of which I have never had a bill, nor know their amount. they were I believe but few; and...
I have just sent to Milton for the mail tumbrel a package addressed to the care of mr Gray , portage to Fredericksbg being first paid at Milton as it always will be. and you paying that from Fredericksbg to George town , we may save mr Gray the occasion of ever making any advances of money for what passes between us. the package contains 2. volumes which I wish to be divided the one into two,...
I am just now returned from a 7. weeks visit to Bedford , to which place I went immediately on writing you my letter of Aug. 17. on my return I find here your two letters of Aug. 16. and 20. the former covering my account amounting to 264.75 from which deducting the 92.D. remitted a balance remains of 172.75 I knew there had been other books furnished me of which I had no account; but it runs...
The answers to letters which had accumulated during a two months seven weeks absence in Bedford , and the daily calls of my own affairs here have delayed longer than I expected the examination promised in my letter of the 5 th into the paiment I beleived I had made of for the early volumes of Wilson ’s ornithology. I was led astray too in my researches by an idea that that paiment had been made
On my return here from Bedford a few days ago, I found the Hutton and Requisite tables, bound to my mind. by this mail I send you an Ovid’s metamorphoses almost entirely worne out & defaced, yet of so valuable and rare an addition edition that I wish you to put it into as good a state of repair as it is susceptible of. by the next mail I will forward a Cornelius Nepos to be bound. be so good...
The last letter recieved from you was of Aug. 20. on the 27 th Oct. I wrote you a statement of our balance 136.75 D and that I should that day write to mr Gibson to remit it to you. I wrote to him the next day , and the day following set out for Bedford and was absent two months, so that I never heard from mr Gibson of the actual remittance. so that yet I have no reason to doubt it, and the...
Your favor of Mar. 6. did not come to hand until the 15 th . I then expected I should finish revising the translation of Tracy ’s book within a week, and could send the whole together. I got thro’ it, but on further consideration thought I ought to read it over again, lest any errors should have been left in it. it was fortunate I did so, for I found several little errors. the whole is now...
On the 7 th Ult. I wrote to you and forwarded at the same time the corrected translation of mr Tracy ’s book, with a request that you would forward to me for correction the proof sheets as they are struck off, and as we have three mails a week now from Washington , you will always recieve the sheet on the 5 th day after it comes from your hands, perhaps sometimes on the 7 th . having as yet...
In your letter of June 4. you informed me you would be ab le to begin Tracy ’s work by the 4 th of July. my responsibility to m r Tracy makes me expect with anxiety the Prospectus & proof sheets. I hope soon to begin to recieve them. they shall meet no delay from me. will you be so good as to send me the Miniature editions of Homer ’s
You must excuse me, dear Sir, if I trouble you with my inexpressible anxieties about the delay of publication of mr Tracy ’s book, as I hear nothing of it’s commencement altho’ you assured me it should be begun the 4 th of July. mr Tracy ’s complaints of me give me a right to complain highly of mr Duane , and now turn to you. pray let me hear from you, and say only what I may depend will be...
Your favor of Dec. 29. came to hand last night, and I am very much relieved by it’s reciept. your long silence had reduced me to despair, which would have been quieted had you sent me earlier the candid explanation you have now given, inasmuch as it would have let me understand the real ground of the delay. I am happy however that you have begun, and that it will be your interest to get it...
I n am in the daily hope of recieving new proof sheets and the particular wish that we may go thro’ the work before April, because I shall then go to Bedford and be absent a month. I do not know how our account stands; I mean independantly of the 60.D. for the translation; for I do not wish that reimbursement until you have made it by the sale of the book. if you will send me my account,...