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Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 20 March 1815

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown March 20th 1815

Dear Sir

Your Esteemed favour of the 27th ult post marked Milton March 8th reached me last week

When you have compleated the review of the library I am ready to come & pack the Books. I will have the paper-shavings and wrapping paper ready that they may be Sent on as Soon as I hear that you are Ready—

It will be necessary to have the packing cases that Each may Contain about 300 wt (but they need not be Made until I come) So that they be made of Such Size that each wagon will hold Eight Cases

With Great respect1 yours

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC: James Madison Papers); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to James Madison, 23 Mar. 1815, and enclosed with that in TJ to Madison, 24 Mar. 1815.

1Manuscript: “respct.”

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