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I wrote to you from Bedford the 1 st inst. to which I refer you if you have made a list of the books I forwarded for binding I would thank you for a copy, being at a loss sometimes to recollect whether a particular book was among them. indeed I shall be glad of the books themselves as soon as you can have them bound. I observe their there is a mail-tumbrel from Fredsbg weekly to Milton which...
Mine of Feb. 18. informed you I had desired mr Gibson to remit you 100.D. on account which he writes me he has done. the object of the present is to let you know I shall set out for Bedford the 10 th of April & be back by the 10 th of May which may govern you in sending the proof sheets of Tracy . I shall hope on my return to find my Tacitus here.
My duty to mr Tracy does not permit me to be longer silent on the publication of the translation of his work. you were by agreement to have begun it July 4. 1816. eighteen months have elapsed, and we are at the 210 th page of a work of 578. pages: at which rate we should be 3. years more in compleating it. but worse than that, since the 28 th of April now 8. months two half sheets only have...
Your favor of Mar. 6. did not come to hand until the 15 th . I then expected I should finish revising the translation of Tracy ’s book within a week, and could send the whole together. I got thro’ it, but on further consideration thought I ought to read it over again, lest any errors should have been left in it. it was fortunate I did so, for I found several little errors. the whole is now...
1814. Dec. 1. wrote to mr Millegan to procure me Garnet ’s Naut. Almanac 15. to be forwarded by mail. & his d o for subseq t years. Blount ’s Naut. Alm. for 1815 & subsequent Stewart ’s elements of the Philos. of the human mind. 8 vo FC ( DLC
I am just now returned from a 7. weeks visit to Bedford , to which place I went immediately on writing you my letter of Aug. 17. on my return I find here your two letters of Aug. 16. and 20. the former covering my account amounting to 264.75 from which deducting the 92.D. remitted a balance remains of 172.75 I knew there had been other books furnished me of which I had no account; but it runs...
By the stage which will leave this 4. days hence, I shall send you under the care of mr Carr a box and a bundle containing the following books. Scientific dialogues. 6. vols to be bound in 3. & a little reduced in size Euripide de Prevost . 4. v. 12 mo Dizzionario del Cormon . Fr. Ital. 8 vo Dictionnaire de Cormon . Ital. Fr. 8
By a note in the 5 th vol. of Joyce ’s Scientific dialogues I see that the 7 th & 8 th vol s were published in Mar. 1807. I presume therefore they must have come to the US. and will pray you to get them for me to compleat the set you procured me, which consisted of the first 6. vols only. the two volumes wanting are on the subject of chemistry. it is a book of inestimable value, & renders all...
By a letter from M r Sam l H. Smith I am informed that the President had engaged you to come on here as soon as I should be ready to examine and pack the library, and that mr Dougherty was to superintend the transportation. I have been a fortnight laboriously engaged in revising the books, & placing them on their shelves every one in the place and order in which it stands in the Catalogue....
Your’s of the 20 th is just now recieved. the book of gardening had come to hand in due time, and I observe in it some useful additions; particularly that on the vine. the 2. copies of Tracy were also recieved, and one of them immediately put un d er cover for M r Tracy . for these books accept my thanks. the 10. copies shall be distributed to such gentlemen as I think most likely to recommend...
Your letter of July 31. came to hand the day before yesterday only. one of the boxes of books arrived ten days ago. the other is not yet come. the bill in your last letter is of 50½.D. another which came in your letter of May 6. from Fredericksbg was of 41½.D. there have been a few other books furnished of which I have never had a bill, nor know their amount. they were I believe but few; and...
I have at two or three different dates written to ask the favor of you to let me know how much I am in your debt, but have received no answer. if you will be so good as to inform me, it shall be promptly remitted, as it should have been long ago, had the amount been known to me. should you in the mean time have been able to get the 7 th & 8 th vols of the Scientific dialogues I shall be glad...
Do, my good friend, let me have my books as soon as you can. of some of them I am in daily want. yet I mean not to hasten them to the prejudice of their being solidly done. On the reciept of your letter proposing to republish Ricardo, I turned to the Edinburg review, and read that article. if you do republish, I wish, but doubt your seeing your own by it. it is a work in my opinion which will...
Your favor of Dec. 29. came to hand last night, and I am very much relieved by it’s reciept. your long silence had reduced me to despair, which would have been quieted had you sent me earlier the candid explanation you have now given, inasmuch as it would have let me understand the real ground of the delay. I am happy however that you have begun, and that it will be your interest to get it...
On my return here from Bedford a few days ago, I found the Hutton and Requisite tables, bound to my mind. by this mail I send you an Ovid’s metamorphoses almost entirely worne out & defaced, yet of so valuable and rare an addition edition that I wish you to put it into as good a state of repair as it is susceptible of. by the next mail I will forward a Cornelius Nepos to be bound. be so good...
Your favor of the 16 th was recieved on the 19 th and I thank you for the trouble you have taken with my catalogue, and I have no doubt your enumeration is right, mine having been estimated by counting a few pages & taking them for an average. I am contented also with your estimate of price, if the committee should be so, or that they should send on valuers, fixing on your estimate as a...
The library committee of Congress having concluded to take my library without further valuation, at the amount of your estimate, I shall on reciept of the catalogue proceed to review it, arrange and number all the books according as they stand in the catalogue. as on this review many will doubtless be found missing & irrecoverable, deductions proportioned to their size and number must of...
Your letter of Dec. 2. arrived here during an absence of 6. weeks from home, and on my return I thought to postpone an answer till I could accompany it with a remittance. as this however will require some 2. or 3. weeks yet, & in the mean time your letter of the 3 d arrives, I now acknolege the reciept of both. I am perfectly willing that you should print another edition of the Parliamentary...
I duly recieved your favor of Feb. 2. with a specimen of the size & type you proposed for the Manual, and think you have done prudently in accomodating it to the pocket rather than the shelf of a library. I have desired my correspondents, Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond , to remit for me to mr Barnes a sum of money, out of which I have requested mr Barnes to pay you sixty five Dollars...
I now return you, according to promise, the translation of M. Destutt Tracy ’s treatise on Political economy, which I have carefully revised and corrected. the numerous corrections of sense in the translation have necessarily destroyed uniformity of style, so that all I may say on that subject is that the sense of the author is every where now faithfully expressed. it would be difficult to do...
I have mr Adams ’s permission to make what use I think proper of the inclosed letter on the adjoining leaf , in recommendation of the study of Tracy ’s book on Political economy. in fact the nation, and especially the wealthier portion of it which is in possession of our legislature the function of legislation , is
I keep at this place a small Polygraph which requir es paper exactly of the size of that now inclosed. I must ask the favor of you to send me a ream of that size. the quality too of the model is much liked, altho’ perhaps we do not make any such. I shall be glad also of another ream of 4 to letter paper for use at Monticello . that I now write on is about a good size. these may be packed and...
Your two letters of Sep. 24. & Oct. 12. have been duly recieved. the packet of books will probably come on by the next stage. by the present one I send to the care of mr Gray of Fredericksbg a packet of 6. vols, which though made up of 4. different works, I wish to have bound as one work in 6. vols, to be labelled on the back ‘the Book of Kings.’ the 1 st & 2 d vols will be the composed of the...
You must excuse me, dear Sir, if I trouble you with my inexpressible anxieties about the delay of publication of mr Tracy ’s book, as I hear nothing of it’s commencement altho’ you assured me it should be begun the 4 th of July. mr Tracy ’s complaints of me give me a right to complain highly of mr Duane , and now turn to you. pray let me hear from you, and say only what I may depend will be...
I sent yesterday to Milton a box of books to be forwarded to you by mr Gray . it contains 32. volumes to be bound. there is in each a note how it is to be lettered, and some of these notes express that the book is to have a neat plain binding. all the rest are to be bound in your best manner. I wish you could see the books I recieve from Paris . they are equal to the best English work in...
Can you inform me whether there has been a 2 d edn of Tracy’s Pol. econ. published in the US. from your first, and where? how many copies did you print of the 1 st edn and have all or what proportion been sold? you will oblige me by this informn. Accept my frdly esteem & respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I recieved duly your favor of the 3 d and with it the 3. vols of the Parent’s assistant, for which I thank you. it was very acceptable to my grandchildren & therefore to me. I shall also be glad to recieve the Tales of fashionable life when published. I had delayed asking you to forward your account until you could send me the 7 th & 8 th vols of the Scientific dialogues. but as it seems it...
I have recieved the box of books lately sent me, in good condition and well bound, and I this day send you another of 10. or 12. vols, which I will pray you to bind and return with all the dispatch the solidity of the work will admit , . the Tacitus I particularly want. I rec d also the vols of Grimm from mr Walsh , the 2. vols of Cook for mr Carr which are delivered to him, & the
I have recieved safely the Tacitus and other books sent you to be bound, except ‘a Treatise on internal navigation ’ in small 8 vo which I am in hopes you have. it may be sent me by mail. should it by any accident have got mislaid or lost, as it was printed in N. York , I would pray you to get it from there & send it by mail, well bound. it is important to me as I am just about building some...
The box of books came to hand the evening before last in good order, and I this day send to mr Lietch the 8. copies of Tracy & 3. of the Gardening books . I shall be glad to recieve without delay the statement of my account with you, the amount of which shall be promptly remitted. PoC ( DLC ); on verso of portion of a reused address cover from Joseph C. Cabell to TJ; at foot of text: “ M r...