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David Bailie Warden to Thomas Jefferson, 20 February 1816

From David Bailie Warden

Paris 20. febr. 1816.

Dear Sir,

The object of this note is to inform you, that I have recieved from mr. Ticknor of Boston, now at Gottingen, a list of Books, which he wishes me to purchase for you, with a draft on the house of Perregaux for the amount. It will give me great pleasure to execute this Commission; and I shall have them forwarded as soon as possible by the way of Havre. mr. Tracy has this day presented me a volume for you on Subjects connected with political economy—which I shall send you with a poem by Botta, and a Description of the District of washington which I have just published

I am, dear Sir, with great respect, your most obedt Sert

D B. Warden.

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire”; endorsed by TJ as received 16 May 1816 and so recorded in SJL; with notes by TJ on verso relating to his 17 May 1816 reply to Warden: “Ticknor Opere di Plantone di Dardi Bembo Venice 1601. 5. v. 12mo certif Talleyrand Monroe our taxes tobo wheat. weather family.”

For the volume by Destutt de Tracy and the poem by Carlo Botta, see Tracy to TJ, 4 Feb. 1816, and Botta to TJ, 10 Jan. 1816, both of which were enclosed in Warden to TJ, 9 Aug. 1816. Warden’s just published work was A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia, the seat of the general Government of the United States (Paris, 1816; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 7 [no. 362]).

Index Entries

  • A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia (D. B. Warden) search
  • Botta, Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo; Il Camillo, o Vejo Conquistata search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; Traité de la volonté et de ses effets search
  • Il Camillo, o Vejo Conquistata (C. G. G. Botta) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; lines of credit in Europe search
  • Perregaux, Laffitte & Compagnie (Paris firm); and TJ’s lines of credit in France search
  • Ticknor, George; enlists D. B. Warden’s assistance in procuring books for TJ search
  • Traité de la volonté et de ses effets (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Warden, David Bailie; A Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia search
  • Warden, David Bailie; and books for TJ search
  • Warden, David Bailie; letters from search