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I must beg the favor of you to send me the books underwritten. There is a stage coach established between London and Paris, which comes once a week. I do not know from what house in London it comes, but you will readily learn on enquiry. They not only bring passengers but take in small packages also. This I think will be the best means of conveyance. I pray you therefore to avail me of it, and...
Th: Jefferson will be obliged to Mr. Stockdale to send him by the bearer, Colo. Franks, the following plates of Cook’s last voiage. Plate.  1. The general map. 36. Map of the N.W. coast of America and of the coast of Asia. 53. Map of the entry of Norton and the streight of Bhering. He means to put these maps into his American Atlas. Mr. Short is just arrived and brings the Parliamentary...
I shall have occasion for books and pamphlets sometimes to be sent here and sometimes to America, which will render a correspondent in London in your way convenient. Mr. Adams has been kind enough to promise to direct such pamphlets and new publications to be sent me as he shall suppose will be agreeable. The price of these or of any thing else which I may order for myself shall be remitted...
[ Paris, 1 Sep. 1784 . L. S., 1 p., Sotheby & Co. Catalogue, 17–21 Dec. 1928, lot 981, “Saying he has asked Mr. Franklin to send him a book or two, now wishes to have Blackstone’s commentaries, which Mr. Franklin will pay for.” Not found and not recorded in SJL .]
I asked the favor of Mr. Franklin who lately went from hence to London to send me a book or two which you had published. As he will not have left London when you receive this I will beg the favour of you to procure for me a copy of the small 12mo. edition of Blackstone’s commentaries, published I beleive in Ireland. I would chuse it unbound, because I can then have it bound into one or more...
Your Favour of the 20 th. was Sent me last night, and put me into a Fit of good Humour which continues to this moment. The Letter containing the Medals, I beg you to open and deliver one set to M r West and another to M r Whiteford, in my Name.— You will please to make a Minute of the Postage you pay for me, which I will remit you. The Hares were well disposed of, and I hope gave Pleasure to...