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Thomas Jefferson to Robert Patterson, 31 August 1809

To Robert Patterson

Monticello Aug. 31. 09.

Dear Sir

At the request of mr Warden I transmit to the A. Philosophical society an Analysis of tobacco by M. Vauquelin, translated by mr Warden.

Having lately recieved from mr Treat, an officer stationed at our post on the Arkansa, a meteorological diary of two years & three months continuance, I take the liberty of presenting it to the society. I am sure they will recieve with pleasure every essay contributing to our knolege of the different parts of that interesting country.  Accept the assurances of my great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Patterson one of the V.P. of the A.P.S.”; endorsed by TJ. Enclosures: (1) John Breck Treat to TJ, 31 Mar. 1809, and enclosure. (2) Enclosures to David Bailie Warden to TJ, 17 Apr. 1809.

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  • American Philosophical Society; members of search
  • American Philosophical Society; TJ forwards material to search
  • Analysis of Green Tobacco (Vauquelin) search
  • Analysis of Prepared Tobacco (Vauquelin) search
  • Arkansas (trading post); meteorological observations at search
  • meteorological observations; in Arkansas by J. B. Treat search
  • Patterson, Robert; and American Philosophical Society search
  • Patterson, Robert; letters to search
  • tobacco; N. L. Vauquelin’s Analysis of Green search
  • tobacco; N. L. Vauquelin’s Analysis of Prepared search
  • Treat, John Breck; journal of Arkansas meteorological observations search
  • Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas; Analysis of Green Tobacco search
  • Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas; Analysis of Prepared Tobacco search
  • Vauquelin, Louis Nicolas; D. B. Warden translates experiments of search
  • Warden, David Bailie; translates N. L. Vauquelin’s tobacco experiments search