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Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Pleasants, 21 May 1813

To Samuel Pleasants

Monticello May 21. 13.

Sir

I will thank you to send me the undermentioned books, the cost of which mr Gibson will be so good as to pay you on sight of this letter. if securely wrapt up they will come safely and speedily by the stage, addressed to David Higginbotham of Milton

Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

Gass’s account of Lewis & Clarke’s journey

Lee’s Memoirs of the war.

Arator

the Supplement to the Virginia laws subsequent to 1807. publd by you

Hening’s statutes at large as far as they are published, except the 1st vol. which I have.

PoC (MHi); adjacent to signature: “Mr Pleasants”; endorsed by TJ.

Since all of the undermentioned books found their way into TJ’s library, Pleasants presumably filled the order in his 25 May 1813 letter to TJ, not found, but recorded in SJL as received 28 May 1813 from Richmond.

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  • A Collection of all such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, of a public and permanent nature, as are now in force (S. Pleasants) search
  • agriculture; books on search
  • American Revolution; books on search
  • Arator; being a series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political (J. Taylor) search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; on American Revolution search
  • books; on law search
  • books; on Lewis and Clark Expedition search
  • Gass, Patrick; Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Hening, William Waller; The Statutes at Large search
  • Higginbotham, David; merchant search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Journal of the Voyages and Travels of a Corps of Discovery, Under the command of Capt. Lewis and Capt. Clarke (Gass) search
  • law; books on search
  • Lee, Henry (1756–1818); Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States search
  • Lewis and Clark Expedition; P. Gass’s account of search
  • Memoirs of the War in the Southern Department of the United States (H. Lee) search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; A Collection of all such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia, of a public and permanent nature, as are now in force search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; and books for TJ search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; letters from accounted for search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; letters to search
  • Taylor, John (of Caroline); Arator: being a series of Agricultural Essays, Practical & Political search
  • The Statutes at Large (W. W. Hening); TJ orders search
  • Virginia; laws of search