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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 21 July 1816

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello July 21. 16.

Dear Sir

In your letter of June 4. you informed me you would be ab[le] to begin Tracy’s work by the 4th of July. my responsibility to m[r] Tracy makes me expect with anxiety the Prospectus & proof sheets. I hope soon to begin to recieve them. they shall meet no delay from [me.] will you be so good as to send me the Miniature editions of Homer[’s] Iliad & Odyssey, and of Dryden’s Virgil, handsomely bound. I rec[ol]lect that the latter was advertised by Conrad. these volumes are [so] small that they may come by mail. Accept my respects & bes[t] wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); edge trimmed; at foot of text: “Mr Millegan”; endorsed by TJ.

miniature editions of Homer, The Iliad, in 2 vols., and John Dryden, The Works of Virgil (Philadelphia, 1814), were respectively advertised in the Washington Daily National Intelligencer, 6 Mar. 1815, 4 Jan. 1816.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • books; purchased from J. Milligan search
  • Conrad, John search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Dryden, John; translatesThe Works of Virgil (Virgil) search
  • Homer; Iliad search
  • Homer; Odyssey search
  • Iliad (Homer); miniature edition of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; translates Destutt de Tracy’s works search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ orders books from search
  • Odyssey (Homer); miniature edition of search
  • political economy; works on search
  • The Works of Virgil (Virgil; trans. J. Dryden) search
  • Virgil; The Works of Virgil (trans. J. Dryden) search