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Thomas Jefferson to Samuel Pleasants, 11 August 1813

To Samuel Pleasants

Monticello Aug. 11. 13.

Sir

I will trouble you to send me by stage the following books:

Junius, the new edition with fac similes.

Franklin’s works. Duane’s edition.

Pike’s journey thro’ Mexico & Techas.

The Book. [concerning the Princess of Wales.]1

when I wrote for what had come out of Hening’s statutes, I mentioned that I had only his 1st vol. you sent me the 3d alone. I must now ask for the 2d. the stage office requires to have it’s memory jogged at times, or it forgets to forward these things. present your bill always to mr Gibson for paiment, who knows that I am in the habit of getting books from you from time to time. Accept the assurance of my esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); bracket in original; at foot of text: “Mr Samuel Pleasants”; endorsed by TJ.

The new edition was Junius: including Letters by the same Writer, Under Other Signatures (now first collected), ed. Henry S. Woodfall, 2 vols. (Philadelphia and New York, 1813; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 2742). Zebulon Montgomery Pike’s journey thro’ mexico & techas (Texas) formed the third part of his Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi (Philadelphia, 1810; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4169; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 7 [no. 371]). The princess of wales, Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, the estranged wife of the prince regent, had been investigated in 1806 at the behest of King George III amidst rumors that she had borne or would soon bear a child out of wedlock (ODNB description begins H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison, eds., Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004, 60 vols. description ends , 10:208). The related title was [Spencer Perceval], “The Book!” or, The Proceedings and Correspondence upon the subject of the Inquiry into the Conduct of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales, under a commission appointed by The King, in the Year 1806, 1st American ed. (New York and Boston, 1813; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 410; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 4 [no. 111]).

1Omitted closing bracket editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi (Z. M. Pike) search
  • books; on geography search
  • books; on law search
  • books; on politics search
  • Caroline Amelia Elizabeth, Princess of Wales search
  • Duane, William; and The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals search
  • Franklin, Benjamin; The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals (ed. W. Duane) search
  • geography; books on search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Hening, William Waller; The Statutes at Large search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Junius: including Letters by the same Writer, Under Other Signatures (ed. Woodfall) search
  • law; books on search
  • Perceval, Spencer; “The Book!” or, The Proceedings and Correspondence upon the subject of the Inquiry into the Conduct of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales (included in Book of Kings compiled by TJ;see also Book of Kings) search
  • Pike, Zebulon Montgomery; An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; and books for TJ search
  • Pleasants, Samuel; letters to search
  • politics; books on search
  • The Statutes at Large (W. W. Hening); TJ orders search
  • The Works of Dr. Benjamin Franklin, in Philosophy, Politics, and Morals (ed. W. Duane) search
  • Woodfall, Henry S.; Junius: including Letters by the same Writer, Under Other Signatures search
  • “The Book!” or, The Proceedings and Correspondence upon the subject of the Inquiry into the Conduct of Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales (S. Perceval; included in Book of Kings compiled by TJ) search