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You were so kind, the last autumn, as to undertake to import for me Russell’s view of education in the Universities of England and Scotland, and you thought you might recieve it the last spring. will you be so good as to inform me whether it may still be expected. accept my friendly & respectful salutations. P.S. how stands my account with you? for I have lost sight of it. Privately owned.
I have duly recieved your favor of the 16 th and must accept your offer of sending the English copy of Las Casas of which you say that 2. vols have appeared, and 2. others are soon expected, sending them volume by volume by successive mails: regretting at the same time to recieve the dicta of Buonaparte in any other than his own words. Wilson’s work is too expensive for the purchase of an...
Being engaged at this time in reading Euripides the possession of Potter’s translation is of much more importance now than at any future day. I must therefore relinquish the objection of price, and pray you to send me the copy you have, stated at 10.D. if well wrapped in strong paper, and each volume single, it will come safely by the mail, only observing an interval of 4. days between the...
Your’s of the 5 th is just recieved & I now inclose you 10.D. to cover the balance of 6D.25 the surplus to remain on account between us. you have obliged me much by writing to England for the books. I would not chuse to recieve M ds Campon in English, but whenever you can get a French copy I will thank you for it. I shall be glad if you can send me Delaplace’s Exposition du Systeme du Monde in...
There is a book which I am extremely anxious to get entitled ‘A view of the system of educn in the schools & Universities of Scotland with an Appendix E t c by Russel. Edinburgh 1822.’ it would be of the greatest service to me in preparing the regulns for our University, now nearly compleated. if to be had in Philadelphia I must pray you to get it for me, or, if not there and to be had either...
Your favor of June 24. is recieved, and so also the package of books first sent, & Sanxay by mail. Grimm will be here also in time. the balance of 4.50 in my favor when mr Dufief went away, agrees with my own memorandums: and the balance of 63.D. now in his favor will be attended to. it will experience a short delay however. the crisis of the times is not unfelt by the farmer. the...
I have duly recieved the 4. vols of Las Casas, & have to ask the favor of you to send me a copy of the Nautical almanac for this & the next years, and 2. copies of Phædrus’s fables in Latin for school boys, by successive mails, sending also my account which shall be promptly remitted. MiU-C .
Your favor of the 3 d was received on the 10 th . I was at the time & now am engageg engaged in the sale of the produce of my farms of the last year which will be soon accomplished and your balance shall be remitted, say in the course of the present month. it should not have waited till now but for the unexampled drought from June last which kept the river which carries our produce to market,...
I do not know the state of our account but I think I have had something of you since my last remittance, & to which I ought to have adverted sooner, be so good as to favour me with a statement of it, and I shall immediately attend to it. if you have Planche’s Greek & French dictionary I should be glad of it. I salute you with esteem & respect. DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I wrote you on the 23 d inclosing 72.D. the amount of my account. I have now to request you to procure me a copy of Aeschylus with a Latin translation, the Latin on distinct leaves both recto and verso: because I wish to interleave them in the edition of du Theil . an 8 vo would be best, but 12 mo might do if an 8 vo edn can not be found. I care nothing about binding, or the Greek leaves, as...
I am very much obliged by your kind endeavors to obtain for me Russel’s view of the system of education in the Universities of Scotland, Cambridge E t c. as these have failed, and I count on much information from it useful to our University I will avail myself of your kind proposition to import the book with as little delay as your convenience will admit. this may be in time for our purposes....
Presuming that Las Cases’s book respecting Bonaparte in French must by this time have come to Philade I will ask the favor of you to send me a copy, and if of more than 1. vol. to let them come by successive mails, with a note of the price which shall be promptly remitted. I salute you with esteem and respect DLC : Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
I am so well satisfied with the Leipsic Dion Cassius in 16 o that I shall be glad to recieve also the Herodotus 3. v. Thucydides 2. v. Xenophon 5. v. Plutarch 6. v. all of the same format; and if you will send me at the same time my account I will remit the amount. these will be too much to load the mail with either in whole or detail. I must get you therefore to wrap them very securely...
I wrote to you on the 26 th of Apr. requesting you to send me the Herodotus 3. v. Thucydides 2. v. Xenophon 5. v. & Plutarch 6. v. of the same format in 16 s with the Dion Cassius formerly sent me. the letter may have miscarried, or the books may have been sold. a line of information, to settle my expectations will be recieved as a favor. in the mean time accept my salutations of esteem and...
On my return from a journey I found here your favor of April 19. and also the Scapula safely arrived. I shall be glad to recieve further from you the Diodoro Siculo . 2. v. 4 to and the Lexicon of Sanxay , if you can part with it separately. it is certainly not a connected part of the edition of Aristophanes , which I possess having been separately bought. these be 4
The 1 st vol. of Aristotle is recieved as the 2 d I doubt not will soon be. I shall be glad to recieve the 4. additional vol s of Las Casas, 12 mo in boards. if a French copy of Mad e Campon’s, memoirs is to be had, be so good as to send it to me, and to let that come first, as the sending by successive mails is always to be observed. I am afraid I shall trespass too much on your kindness in...
What I said in my letter on the subject of Grimm , was really not meant to draw from you a reduction of price as I rarely ask for le dernier mot ; but as you have had the complaisance to offer an abatement, I will take the book at the price of 34.50 D proposed by you . be so good as to send it by water through Cap t Bernard Peyton as before, and if you will send me a statement of my account as...
According to promise in mine of the 12 th inst. I now inclose you 72.D. to answer my balance to you of 71.D. the difference is meant to cover the discount with you on our Virginia bills. as some anxieties attend remittances by mail I will request an assurance that this gets safely to your hands. I salute you with great esteem & respect. RC (facsimile in The Rendells, Inc., Newton, Mass. ,...
Feb. 25. approv d his not send g 4 to ed n but desired 8 vo when he could get it and also M de Campon in Fr. DLC .
Th: Jefferson begs leave to add to his letter of May 3. to mr Laval the further request that he will send him a copy of Lempriere ’s Classical dictionary, 3 copies of the Orbis pictus Comnenii by Hoole , & 3 copies of the Alvari Prosodia. the two last are school books printed by Swords in N.Y.
I did not recieve till yesterday your favor of the 5 th & I have now to request you to send on the me the Dion Cassius. that our mail may not be burthened, be pleased to send 2. vols only at a time and the different envois a week distant from each other. they should be wrapped in strong paper, to avoid the injury of being rubbed in the mail. I salute you with esteem and respect. Privately owned.
Looking a 2 d time over the catalogue you were so kind as to send me I find pa. 13. article 3° from the bottom the following, ‘Lexicon Aristophanicum, Graecum, Anglicanum. 8 vo Oxonii . 1810’ this will answer my purposes as well as that of Sanxay ; I therefore pray you to send it to me; and as it is but a single vol. in 8 vo it may be sent by mail, well wrapped in strong paper. be so good as...
In your letter of Oct. 9. you were so kind as to inclose me a catalogue in which I observe mentioned a Dion Cassius 4 vol s 16 o Greek 6.D. will you be so good as to note to me whether it has a translation or only the Greek text, whether notes, and by whom, as well as the place and date of it’s publication. am I right in understanding the figures 16 o to mean ‘in sixteens’ the English term?...
Your favor of Aug. 23. was rec d on the 6 th inst, and I have thus so long waited to remit my balance, of 13d.97 endeavoring to get bills of the US. bank. it was not till the day before yesterday I could get them, for they are rarely seen in circulation in our country situation. I now inclose 15.D. in that currency. should you meet with one of Planche’s lexicons Gr. & Fr. remember me. I salute...
Your letter of May Apr. 1. (which probably should have been May 1 st ) came to hand two days ago. Potter ’s Aeschylus had come to hand safely. his Euripides at 10.D. is too dear as well as Woodhull ’s at 12.D. I do not know why they should be dearer than other English 8 vos of 2. or 2 ½ D. I shall be glad to recieve the Aeschyl us
Th: Jefferson to mr Laval I was in hopes my letter of the 6 th would have got to hand with that of the 5 th and saved the trouble of yours of the 10 th the whole has proceeded from the mail-delay of that of May 11. which did not come to hand until June 6. all however is now right, the books are recieved, and I have this day desired Col o Peyton my correspondent in Richmond to remit your 31 D....
In the moment of my setting out on a journey I recieve mr Dufief ’s catalogue for 1819. for which I presume I have to thank you. having had time to run over the first pages only I mark a in pa. 13. a copy of Scapula ’s Lexicon printed at Coll. Allobr. 1616. called 8 vo but I presume it is small 4 to as I believe there has never been an edition so small as 8 vo printed. be pleased to send me...