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Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1815

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown August 20th 1815

Dear Sir

Yours of the 11th inst post mark 17th reached me yesterday it covered a draft for ninety two dollars for which please accept my thanks

I wrote you on the 16th enclosing my account amount $264 75 If convenient it is particularly desirable to me to have it Settled as I am settling up all my business to put my stock into better order than I could possibly keep it during the war

The whole of the books ordered shall be got and sent as soon as possible; I trust that you have found Aesop as I feel confident it was included in one of the Boxes, the Smallest Box I think was the last packed it was in the last box that1 was packed that I put it I packed them in the Bindery from the list that I had made of them when I opened them and as I had no other books of that kind binding it was not easy to make a mistake If it had been left out I would have found it Since, therfore I hope on a review of them you will find it

With Respect & Esteem yours

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr monticello milton via [i.e. Virginia]”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

1Milligan here interlined but then partially erased the word “it.”

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  • Aesop’s Fables; copy of bound for TJ search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Milligan search
  • Milligan, Joseph; account with TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ orders books from search