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Joseph Milligan’s Statement on the Size of Thomas Jefferson’s Library, [ca. 2 August 1815]

Joseph Milligan’s Statement on the Size of Thomas Jefferson’s Library

[ca. 2 Aug. 1815]

The following Statement is a recapitulation of the difference of Counting Stated by way of Dr & Cr

over Counted Lost in Count
Dr Chapter Folio 4to 8vo 12mo  Cre chapter Folio 4to 8vo 12mo
    12       1  1     2        2 
  15     2  8  1     16 §21    1   
  16 §I     1       17       1 
  17       2       19  2     
  21       1       31      2 
  24       1  3     33     2   
  28       4        2  1  4  3 
twice { 25 }                  
 Counted  26                  
  27 10  71  134  16           
  28                  
  30       1             
  36         2           
  37         1           
    39         1           
     10  73  153  25           
Deduct    2  1  4  3           
    8   72   149   22  over counted        

MS (DLC: TJ Papers, 204:36384); entirely in Milligan’s hand, with some of the rules in red ink; undated; with Milligan to TJ, 2 Aug. 1815, on verso; endorsed by Milligan: “Statement of difference of Count with Explenations.”

1Reworked from “§I.” Here and in next line, “§” is a symbol for “section.”

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