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Thomas Jefferson to Harrison Hall, 3 April 1818

To Harrison Hall

Monticello Apr. 3. 18.

Th: Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Hall, acknoleges the reciept of his letter of Mar. 24. & assures him he has never had an idea of publishing a new edition of the Notes on Virginia. he has occasionally made some little memorandums and perhaps may continue to do so, which he may leave to be added should it be thought worthy of a posthumous edition.

He prays mr Hall to remind him by some little note annually when any thing is due for his law journals, which shall always be remitted without delay, and he presents him his respectful salutations.

RC (PPiU: Darlington Autograph Files); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Harrison Hall esq. Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 7 Apr.; endorsed by Hall. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Joseph C. Cabell to TJ, 12 Feb. 1818; endorsed by TJ.

TJ periodically added little memorandums, including some on inserted pieces of paper, to his copy (now in ViU) of the Notes on the State of Virginia (London, 1787; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4167; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 7 [no. 365]).

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