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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 26 September 1810

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Sep. 26. 10

Sir

In a letter to you of Feb. 28. in answer to yours of the 3d 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 7th & 8th vols of Scientific dialogues, I added one for Mitford’s history of Greece, if an 8vo edition could be had, and also for the 4th vol. of that work, just published, if that volume also had been printed in 8vo and I at the same time asked the favor of you to forward me my account. not having heard from you I have still to repeat the same requests, & to add another. I possess Belsham’s history of George I. & II. in 2. vols 8vo and 3. vols of his history of Geo. III. bringing it down to 1793. it has been considerably added to since that, & I should be glad either to get the additional volumes or to exchange mine for a compleat copy of the work, paying a reasonable difference. packages of this kind come safely by the mail stage if safely put on board at Alexandria, where the undertakers are changed. I offer my best wishes for your health.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Milligan”; endorsed by TJ.

William belsham’s Memoirs of the Kings of Great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg, 2 vols. (London, 1793; repr. Dublin, 1796; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 408), and his Memoirs of the Reign of George III, 6 vols. (London, 1795–1801), were reissued with additional volumes as History of Great Britain, from the Revolution, 1688, to the Conclusion of the Peace of Amiens in 1802, 12 vols. (London, 1805).

Index Entries

  • Belsham, William; History of Great Britain search
  • Belsham, William; Memoirs of the Kings of Great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg search
  • Belsham, William; Memoirs of the Reign of George III search
  • books; for children search
  • books; novels search
  • books; on history search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • children; books for search
  • Dialogues in Chemistry (J. Joyce) search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; Tales of Fashionable Life search
  • Edgeworth, Maria; The Parent’s Assistant; or, Stories for Children search
  • history; TJ orders books on search
  • History of Great Britain (Belsham) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Dialogues in Chemistry search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People search
  • Memoirs of the Kings of Great Britain of the House of Brunswic-Lunenburg (W. Belsham) search
  • Memoirs of the Reign of George III (Belsham) search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Mitford, William; The History of Greece search
  • Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People (J. Joyce); TJ requests search
  • Tales of Fashionable Life (Edgeworth) search
  • The History of Greece (W. Mitford) search
  • The Parent’s Assistant; or, Stories for Children (Edgeworth) search