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Nicolas G. Dufief to Thomas Jefferson, 6 September 1813

From Nicolas G. Dufief

A Philade ce 6 Septembre 1813

Monsieur,

J’ai eu l’honneur, Mardi dernier, 31 dernier, d’envoyer de votre part à Mr J. Adams le Seul exemplaire qu’il y eût en ville de l’ouvrage du Dr Priestley. Il le recevra cartonné n’ayant pas eu le temps de le faire relier puisque vous désiriez qu’il lui parvînt without delay: Dans la lettre qui accompagnait l’envoi, je n’ai pas manqué de mentionner cette circonstance

Dans deux ou trois jours, je vous adresserai la feuille qui manque au 1er vol. de mon dictionnaire qui par la faute du Relieur Se trouve incomplet

Agreez les assurances de mon profond respect, & de mon parfait devouement

N. G. Dufief

Editors’ Translation

Philadelphia 6 September 1813

Sir,

This past Tuesday the 31st, I had the honor of sending to Mr. J. Adams on your behalf the only copy of Dr. Priestley’s work to be found in this city. He will receive it in boards, as you desired it to reach him without delay, and I did not have time to get it bound. In the letter accompanying the package I did not fail to mention this circumstance

Within two or three days I will send you the sheet that is missing from the first volume of my dictionary, which was omitted by the binder

Please accept the assurances of my profound respect and perfect devotion

N. G. Dufief

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 15 Sept. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. Roland H. Simon.

Dufief’s lettre to John Adams is dated 30 Aug. 1813 (MHi: Adams Papers).

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