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I have deferred the gratification of acknowledgeing the rect of the letter with which you honord me on the 10th of July, only till I shou’d be able to dispatch the remainder of the books for the national library ordered from Mr. Johnson;—I am concerned to find that they coud not have been sooner collected, & even now, that there are some deficiences which you may consider important;—I can...
G W Erving Esqr. Bought of J Johnson 1 Wards History of Laws of Nations 2 V 18.— 1 Rymers Fœdera 10 Vols 15. 15.— 1 Brokes Abridgment 14.— 1 Pickerings Statutes 43 Vols 36. —— 1 Berthelson’s Danish Dicty. 2 V 3.  3.— 1 Swedish & English Dicty 3.  3.—
I have the honor herewith to transmit to you a letter which I have received from Sir John Sinclair.— with sentiments of the most respectful attachment Your very obt St RC ( DLC ); at foot of text: “To Thomas Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 8 Sep. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Dupl of Sir John Sinclair to TJ, 1 Jan. 1804 (see Vol. 42:219n ).
On the 5 t inst t after I had embarked at, & was on the point of departure from Cadiz , I was honord with your letter of Nov r 23 d ;— I am persuaded Sir that I need not assure you with how much readiness & zeal I shoud have acted in the affair therein referred to , sanctioned as it is by your approbation & patronage, & under the limitations which you have been pleased to admit, had the...
When I had the honor to be with you at Monticello , I mentioned the means which I had taken of forming an opinion, upon the long disputed point, viz whether the quality of the merino wool deteriorated out of spain ; which is connected with that other interesting Enquiry, viz the effect of transhumation on the quality of the wool. I requested permission to send to you the specimens which I had...
one of my first duties after my return home, & my greatest pleasure is a pilgrimage to Monticello, & I had arrived thus far on my way when M r Monroe informed me that you did propose to make a distant journey, & may have actually commenced it;—he encourages me to ascertain the fact by writing to you,—if you shoud still be at Monticello & will allow of my visit I will leave this immediately DLC...