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(domestic News) I have received by the packet some Medals inclosed in a Letter directed for You for which I paid 16/8 & shall not open it til I receive Your instructions I this day received a Basket sealed up & directed for You, as I suspected it was some sort of Game I resolved in the presence of D r. John Jebb to commit an act of felony & break the Seals, with an intent for D r. Jebb to seal...
I received Yours dated the 28th. of July by the bearer of this Letter. All orders that I may have the honor to receive from You shall be punctually executed. As to payment I am in no hurry but will once or twice a Year transmit a Bill which may be paid in London when Convenient. The books orderd, I shall have to procure from Scotland before I can dispatch them to America, which will be done...
I duly received your two Orders for which I return you my sincere thanks, the whole of which is executed excepting one Copy of McIntosh[’s] Travells, which is entirely out of print. The List of the Books sent in a Box directed to you at Paris, is on the other side, which I have Book’t at the Mess. Beam, Piccadilly, this day and they will set out for Paris to Morrow. There is no more of Soulés...
I received your Order ⅌ favor of Coll. Smith, which is nearly ready and will be sent of from London in about three days. I shall esteem it as a great favor if you’ll be so kind as to send me the History of Sandford and Merton, in French, which I am this Instant Inform’d is Just Translated by Mr. Berquin, the Author of the Childrens Friend. I beg pardon for the Liberty taken, as I am very...
I have this Instant your’s of the 8th. Inst., and Yesterday Sandford and Merton, for which I return you my very sincere thanks, for the great favor that you have done me, as the immediate procuring of this Work was of great consequence to me. I am afraid it will be deem’d an encroachment on good Nature, to request the favor of having sent by the first dilligence the friend of Youth by Mr....
I duly received your favor’s of Janry. 28th. and Febry. the 1st. and have sent the Articles agreable to your Order by this Nights Coach which I hope you’ll receive in time. I sent part of the Books to America a long time since by the Gentleman you desir’d, but have not been able to get the remainder. I shall be happy to receive your corrected Copy, which shall be neatly and correctly Printed...
I shall esteem it a particular favor if you’ll be so good as to send immediately on receipt of this, Mr. Jefferson’s plate for the Map of Virginia &c., as I have had his Book printed and waiting for publishing some time. The Season for Sale of Books in London, is now far advanced. Mr. Jefferson in his Letter dated Febry. 27th. inform’d me that I should certainly receive it by the 10th. of...
I received your favor of July the 1st. together with the plate, safe, by your Messenger; it has been a great disappointment to me, not receiving it, at the time promised, and I am afraid a detriment to the sale of the Book, London now being nearly empty of Book buyers. And I am sorry to inform you that the plate is so much wore, that the Impressions which I want will not be quite leidgeable....
[ London, 13 July 1787 . Recorded in SJL as received 18 July 1787. Not found.]
I duly received your’s of the 17th. and 25th. Ultimo and should have sent the Articles off sooner had it not been for the difficulty I had to meet with Gordon’s Tacitus, it being entirely out of Print; it is bound, but I hope it will answer your purpose, the Price is £1. 4. Just as I was going to ship 400. of your Work, for Richmond and Philidelphia, I had the disagreable intelligence to learn...