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By this day’s mail I send you a copy of the Olive Branch, of which I request Your acceptance, & am, RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Hon. Thomas Jefferson , Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Jan. 1815 and so recorded in SJL . The work sent to TJ by this day’s mail was probably the 9 Jan. 1815 second edition of Carey ’s The Olive Branch: or Faults on Both Sides,...
Your favour of the 29 th ult. I have duly rec d . It is now before me. The fifteen Dollars enclosed are duly carried to your credit. The Religious Olive Branch is not yet fairly begun. I was diverted from it by the shameful attack on my Country in that horror-inspiring attack on my Country contained in novel Mandeville, which led me to undertake Vindiciæ Hibernicæ , which I shall publish in...
An apology is due for the delay of an answer to your favour of the 19 th inst. (post marked 23 d ) covering ten Dollars, which was rec d on the 26 th — The new American Edition of Sinclair’s code is not yet, we believe, published. At all events, we have not rec d any information of its appearance. As soon as it appears, it shall be forwarded. Banter’s history cannot be procured. The price of...
I take the liberty to enclose three copies of the first Number of a Set of papers, the design of which, I presume, you can scarcely fail to approve. Should you be able to favour me with any communications towards continuing the plan, I shall be thankful. MHi .
Having received information of the death of John W. Vancleve, Commissioner of Bankruptcy for the district of Pennsylvania, We beg leave to recommend Robert Porter of this place, to your attention as a suitable person to fill the vacancy. Mr. Porter was a First-Lieutenant in the army of the United States, in the revolutionary War—After the establishment of our Independence, he applied himself...
M r Daniel Drew, who will probably deliver you this, has applied to me for a letter of introduction, as a candidate for a situation, which, I understand, is at your disposal. He has taught in my family for some months, & has conducted himself with the most perfect propriety. His deportment & manners are wholly unexceptionable. In a word, my impressions of him are highly favourable. You will, I...
D r Tho s Jefferson Esq r in A/C with M Carey & Son C r 1819 1819 Mar 19 To Merchdze 75 Feb y 2 By Balance 25 Sep 28 To d
By this day’s mail, I take the liberty of forwarding you a copy of the second Edition of the Naval History, for which I request a place in your Library, as a mark of the esteem & respect of RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “His Excellency Thomas Jefferson, Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Feb. 1814 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: Thomas Clark, Naval History of...
I take the liberty to send you a Copy of the Addresses of the Philadelphia Society for the protection of National Industry , of which I request your acceptance, & am RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “ Thomas Jefferson Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Feb. 1820 and so recorded in SJL . Carey ’s Addresses of the Philadelphia Society for the promotion of National...
Some months since I sent you a copy of my Vindiciæ Hibernicæ, which, I apprehend, must have miscarried; as I have had no acknowledgment of i t. Have you rec d it—as, if not, I shall forward another copy. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 10 July 1819 and so recorded (mistakenly dated 27 June) in SJL . RC ( DLC ); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Elijah...
Your favor of the 7th. covering a Check for ten 37/100 Dollars, the amount of the Books forwarded you some time since, I duly recd. By Capt D. Bensson I sent you on Thursday last, two copies of the New Testament, the best 12mo. Edition printed here. There is an octavo edition, considerably superior. Your obt. hble. Servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Bo t of M. Carey & S— 2 Nautical Almanacs 1821 250 2 d— d— 1822 250 $500 Your favour of the 13 th was rec d on the 18 th & on the 26 th we forwarded the above by the Mail, which we hope you will have rec d
With my most Sincere Congratulations on the train of recent & gratifying events, I request the acceptance of the enclosed, from him who is with due respect & esteem, your obt. hble. Servt P.S. A few unimportant errors escaped in the former Editions. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson, president of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 19 Mch. and so recorded in SJL ....
Your parliamentary Manual has been for a long time out of print, & in demand. I have written to the publisher, M r S. H. Smith , to enquire whether he has any objection to a republication of it. And wish to be informed by you, whether, if he consents to its being reprinted, you have any alterations or improvements to make in it. RC ( MHi ); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq r ”; endorsed...
By this day’s mail I send, & request Your acceptance of, a copy of the last Edition of the Olive Branch, greatly enlarged. Absence from Philadelphia & long continued indisposition have tarnished the work with some most egregious blunders, of which I feel deeply ashamed. I hope & trust the 72 d Chapter will be found a complete & unanswerable refutation of some most pernicious & deleterious...
By this day’s Mail, I forward you a set of papers on the subject of the pernicious tendency of our present policy on the best interests of the agriculturists generally. Hoping it may meet with your approbation, I remain, respectfully MHi : Coolidge Collection.
By Mr John Jackson, of this city, who this day starts for Washington, I send you the Greek Testament & Johnson’s Edition of the Bible, which I hope will arrive Safe, & prove Satisfactory. I am, Sir, respectfully, Your obt. hble. Servt. Cents Bible 900 Testament 137 c 1037 c MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I enclose you N o 1 & N o 2 of Annals of Generosity, & c of which I request your acceptance. I am in want of materials for this little work. If you can supply me with any, I shall regard to as a favour. MHi .
I have taken the liberty to transmit You by mail, & request your acceptance of, a copy of “Sketches of the Naval History of the U. States ,” which, due allowance being made for the haste in which it was prepared, will I hope be found not uninteresting. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Hon Thomas Jefferson, Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 June 1813 and so recorded...
At length, I have finished (but in a very imperfect manner) my Vindiciæ Hibernicæ, of which this mail will convey you a copy, which I Request You will accept as a mark of my respect. I shall take the liberty in a few days to send you three or four more copies, to be placed in public libraries in your neighbourhood, if any such there be. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; torn at seal; at...
Your favour addressed to mr M. C. who is now absent in a trip to the North, came to hand yesterday with Twenty five dollars enclosed.—The surplus of $1.75 is placed to your credit, as the disc t off Virginia notes is but small.— We shall order Baxters’ Hume immediately from London—Of the Conversations on Chemistry there is no 8 t edition, but a much improved 12 mo —2 from w h we have published...
Your favour of the 1 st inst. which I Rec d a few days since, is before me. Of the whole list of Books you wish, there are only three remain, of which I annex the Invoice . They shall be sent by the first opportunity in a Box to Fitzwhylsonn & Potter , my correspondents at Richmond , with directions to deliver them to Mes rs Gibson & Jefferson . RC
Amidst the numerous objects which demand from you unceasing attention, it requires an apology to obtrude on you any business of a private nature. However your regard for the interests of literature will probably induce you to excuse me in the present instance. I have in the press an American pocket Atlas , which I expect to be able to publish early next month. In the former edition I gave the...
Your favour of the 19 th ult. (which I rec d only the 3 d inst. ) was handed to M r Clarke , who detained it several days; which prevented its being answered in due course. For the various valuable suggestions it contains for the improvement of the Naval History, accept my sincere acknowledgments. M r Clarke promise s
The rapid sale of the sixth edition of the Olive Branch , recently published , places it beyond doubt , that a new edition will be indispensably necessary. I am , therefore , making all the necessary preparations to put one to press about the first of November , which I hope to publish early in December. The pressure of business—the utter want of that degree of leisure and abstraction of mind...
Well knowing how much you are liable to be persecuted with the applications of the vain, the idle, and the interested, and how many important objects must necessarily occupy your mind, I hope you will believe that nothing short of the magnitude of the subject on which I presume to address you, could have forced me to trespass on you. For a considerable time past, it has been strongly impressed...
Agreeably to the request made by you some time since we now hand you statement of a/c. & remain, very respectfully. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I enclose two copies of a new set of papers of which I request your acceptance. Phi MHi .
Agreeably to your directions, I enclose a copy of your speech on Satin —and am, Sir, with due respect your obt. hble. servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson, President of the United States”; endorsed by TJ as received 9 Apr. and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure not found, but see below. For TJ’s speech on satin , see our editorial note on the First Inaugural Address, printed at 4 Mch.
Your favour of the 6 th which I duly rec d is before me. I feel the justice and propriety of the objection you make to comply with my request on the subject of Baines , which was manifestly incorrect, and which I hope you will have the goodness to excuse. I was induced to make it at the urgent instances of Rev. M r Weems , contrary in truth to my own opinion of right. It is not the first, by...
By this day’s mail, you will receive the Carpenter’s Price Book . I hope to be able in a few days to forward the Vindiciæ Hibernicæ. RC ( MHi ); dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “ Thomas Jefferson , Esq r ”; endorsed by TJ as received 30 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL . carpenter’s price book : the House Carpenters’ Book of Prices The House Carpenters’ Book of Prices, and Rules for...
I take the liberty to enclose you six copies of the first number of a set of papers, which I have commenced. Should you find it convenient, to furnish any matter to support the plan, it will be thankfully rec d by MHi .
Your favour with five four Dollars, I have duly Rec d . I enclose 25 cents. By a letter of yours to Charles Thompson , Esq r I find you have been collating the Morality of the New Testament. Do you intend it for publication? If so, w d you be willing to let me have the MS. & on what terms? RC ( MHi
You will excuse, I hope, the liberty I take in requesting information, of some importance in a discussion in which I am engaged. Can you inform me what was the situation of the people of Virginia, & the other southern states, respecting their engagements to the merchants of Great Britain previous to the Revolution ? Were they not, generally, deeply in debt? Was not the balance as generally...
Your favor of the 6th. which I recd yesterday, lies before me. My brother’s address is John Carey Care of Mr. Taylor, Cutler, Middle Row Holborn I am, sir, very respectfully your obt. hbl. servt. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
With this letter you will receive a copy of a new work intended for Schools , which, if your avocations permit, I request you will be so kind to examine. I have compiled it with a view to familiarize to the minds of youth, the grand truths of morals and politics, the latter of which particularly has never had sufficient attention paid to it in School Books. Unless I deceive myself egregiously,...
Tho s Jefferson Esq r    Bo t of Mathew Carey  To Vandale Super Arest $2 Bonnycastle ’s Algebra  .50 Potter s Mathematics 1 .25
I have rec d Your favour of the 27 th ult. & thank you sincerely for Your polite attention to my request . If M r Milligan has the Parliamentary Manual in the press, I shall not interfere with him. I am, respectfully, RC ( MHi ); at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq r