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Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 16 March 1812

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Mar. 16. 12


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, Messrs 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 12½ Cents the amount of your account. it will be some few days after your reciept of this before the remittance will get to his hands. should you reprint the Scientific dialogues I shall be glad of a copy. this would be better in 8vo to stand along side of other books on the same subject which are mostly in 8vo. Accept the assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Joseph Milligan”; endorsed by TJ.

Milligan announced the publication of his edition of TJ’s A Manual of Parliamentary Practice: for the Use of the Senate of the United States (Philadelphia, 1812) later this month (Washington National Intelligencer, 24 Mar. 1812). An image of the title page is reproduced elsewhere in this volume.

Index Entries

  • A Manual of Parliamentary Practice (Thomas Jefferson); and J. Milligan search
  • Barnes, John; as TJ’s agent search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and writings by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Manual of Parliamentary Practice search
  • Joyce, Jeremiah; Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; reprints TJ’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ pays search
  • Scientific Dialogues, intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of Young People (J. Joyce); reprint of search
  • The Letters of the British Spy (W. Wirt) search
  • Wirt, William; The Letters of the British Spy search