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Thomas Jefferson’s Account with Joseph Milligan, [ca. 16 August 1815]

Account with Joseph Milligan

[ca. 16 Aug. 1815]

Thomas Jefferson, Esquire.
To Joseph Milligan Dr
1812 Feby 4  To  1 British Spy   $1. 50
1813 June 30  To 6 Vols Ornithology 72.
1814 April 18  To 7th & 8th Vols do. 24.
Octo. 10  To 1 Set Heroditus 4 Vols 18.
1 Southey’s Life of Nelson 2.   20.
Nov. 17  To Binding & lettering the “Book of Kings.” 5.
 
1815 April 7  To 1 Sampson’s Memoirs 2. 50
1 American Gardener 1.
1 Bracken’s Farrier 50
1 Duane’s Hand Book 1. 25
1 Prayer Book 3.
1 Power of Religion 1.
1 Harrison’s Chancery 9.
1 Bacaria on Crimes 1.
1 Burkhard’s N. History 1.
1 young’s Farmer’s Guide 3.
1 Histy of the French Revolun 2. 50 25. 75
July 13  To 1 Paris in 1802 & 1814 1.
1 Dufief’s Dictionary. 3V. calf 12. 50 13. 50
31  To Binding Sundries—as per Bill Transmitted 50. 50
1 Ream Eng. 4to post, cut down 9.   59. 50
Card Over Dolls 221. 251
To 1 Marshall’s Life of Washington 17. 50
1 Cooper’s Justinian 6.
1 Steuart’s Philosophy 5.
1 Walker’s Dictionary 3. 50
1 Medical Companion 3.
1 Criminal Recorder 1.
1 Priestley’s Biography 2.
1 Porter’s Journal 3.
1 Exposition &c. 1.
1 Thompson’s four Gospels 1. 50 43. 50
Dollars 264. 75

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 204:36273); written in Milligan’s hand on both sides of a single sheet; undated; repeated intermediate sum at head of verso omitted; notation by TJ at foot of text: “Aug. 11. by draught on Gibson & Jefferson 92.D.” MS (DLC); cover sheet only; with PoC of TJ to Benjamin Waterhouse, 13 Oct. 1815, on recto and verso; reading: “Thos Jefferson Esq in a/c With Joseph Milligan $264.75.” Enclosed in a brief covering letter from Milligan to TJ, Georgetown, 16 Aug. 1815, stating that “Agreeably to your instructions I now enclose my account Amount $264.75” (RC in DLC; endorsed by TJ as received 18 Aug. 1815 but recorded in SJL as received a day later).

Milligan’s account with TJ includes William Wirt, The Letters of the British Spy, 4th ed. (Baltimore, 1811; Leavitt, Poplar Forest description begins Messrs. Leavitt, Catalogue of a Private Library … Also, The Remaining Portion of the Library of the Late Thomas Jefferson … offered by his grandson, Francis Eppes, of Poplar Forest, Va., 1873 description ends , 40 [no. 670]); Alexander Wilson, American Ornithology; or, The Natural History of the Birds of the United States, 9 vols. (Philadelphia, 1808–14; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1022), vols. 1–8; and William Beloe, trans., The History of Herodotus, 4 vols. (London, 1791, and later eds.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 6]). For the collection that TJ called the book of kings, see TJ to Milligan, 17 Oct. 1814. The account also included a copy of Cesare Bonesana, Marchese di Beccaria (bacaria), An Essay on Crimes & Punishments (New York, 1809, and other eds.; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 2349); An Impartial History of the late Revolution in France (Philadelphia, 1794; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 229); a ream of quarto English letter paper cut to fit TJ’s portable polygraph; Dugald Stewart’s (steuart’s) Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind, 2 vols. (Boston, 1814, and other eds.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 8 [no. 456]); James Ewell, The Planter’s and Mariner’s Medical Companion (Philadelphia, 1807, and later eds.; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 893; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 5 [no. 183]); and Charles Thomson’s (thompson’s) A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists (Philadelphia, 1815; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 9 [no. 509]).

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Index Entries

  • A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language (J. Walker) search
  • A Description of a System of Biography (J. Priestley) search
  • agriculture; books on search
  • A Hand Book for Infantry (W. Duane) search
  • American Ornithology (A. Wilson) search
  • An Essay on Crimes & Punishments (C. B. Beccaria) search
  • A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages (N. G. Dufief) search
  • An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War (A. J. Dallas) search
  • An Impartial History of the late Revolution in France search
  • A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists (C. Thomson) search
  • Beccaria, Cesare Bonesana, marchese di; An Essay on Crimes & Punishments search
  • Beloe, William; The History of Herodotus search
  • Bible; works on search
  • biography; A Description of a System of Biography (J. Priestley) search
  • birds; books on search
  • Book of Kings (compiled by TJ); bound for TJ search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; Book of Kings (compiled by TJ) search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; military search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; on birds search
  • books; on French Revolution search
  • books; on gardening search
  • books; on history search
  • books; on horses search
  • books; on medicine search
  • books; on moral philosophy search
  • books; on natural history search
  • books; on War of1812 search
  • Bracken, Henry; The Traveller’s Pocket-Farrier search
  • Burkhard, Johann Gottlieb; Elementary or Fundamental Principles of The Philosophy of Natural History search
  • Cooper, Thomas; The Institutes of Justinian. With Notes search
  • Dallas, Alexander James; An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War search
  • Duane, William; A Hand Book for Infantry search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages search
  • Elementary or Fundamental Principles of The Philosophy of Natural History (J. G. Burkhard) search
  • Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind (D. Stewart) search
  • English language; dictionaries search
  • Ewell, James; The Planter’s and Mariner’s Medical Companion search
  • French language; dictionaries search
  • French Revolution; works on search
  • gardening; books on search
  • Gardiner, John; The American Gardener search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • Harrison, Joseph; The Practice of the Court of Chancery search
  • Hepburn, David; The American Gardener search
  • Herodotus; W. Beloe’s translation of search
  • horses; books on search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Milligan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Book of Kings (compiled by TJ) search
  • Journal of a Cruize made to the Pacific Ocean (D. Porter) search
  • Justinian; The Institutes of Justinian. With Notes (T. Cooper) search
  • law; books on search
  • Life of George Washington (J. Marshall); TJ purchases search
  • machines; polygraph search
  • Marshall, John; Life of George Washington search
  • medicine; books on search
  • Memoirs (W. Sampson) search
  • military; TJ receives books on search
  • Milligan, Joseph; account with TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ orders books from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Murray, Lindley; The Power of Religion on the Mind, in Retirement, Affliction, and At the Approach of Death search
  • natural history; books on search
  • Nelson, Horatio, Viscount; biographies of search
  • Paris, in Eighteen Hundred And Two, and Eighteen Hundred And Fourteen (W. Shepherd) search
  • polygraph; paper for search
  • Porter, David; Journal of a Cruize made to the Pacific Ocean search
  • Priestley, Joseph; A Description of a System of Biography search
  • religion; works on search
  • Sampson, William; Memoirs search
  • Shepherd, William; Paris, in Eighteen Hundred And Two, and Eighteen Hundred And Fourteen search
  • Southey, Robert; The Life of Nelson search
  • stationery; letter paper search
  • Stewart, Dugald; Elements of the Philosophy of the Human Mind search
  • The American Gardener (J. Gardiner and D. Hepburn) search
  • The Book of Common Prayer search
  • The Criminal Recorder search
  • The Farmer’s Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms (A. Young) search
  • The History of Herodotus (trans. W. Beloe) search
  • The Institutes of Justinian. With Notes (T. Cooper) search
  • The Letters of the British Spy (W. Wirt) search
  • The Life of Nelson (R. Southey) search
  • The Planter’s and Mariner’s Medical Companion (J. Ewell) search
  • The Power of Religion on the Mind, in Retirement, Affliction, and At the Approach of Death (L. Murray) search
  • The Practice of the Court of Chancery (J. Harrison) search
  • The Traveller’s Pocket-Farrier (H. Bracken) search
  • Thomson, Charles; A Synopsis of the Four Evangelists search
  • Walker, John (1732–1807); A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language search
  • War of1812; An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War (A. J. Dallas) search
  • Washington, George; biographies of search
  • Wilson, Alexander; American Ornithology search
  • Wirt, William; The Letters of the British Spy search
  • Young, Arthur; The Farmer’s Guide in Hiring and Stocking Farms search