Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to John Stockdale, 24 July 1786

To John Stockdale

Paris July 24. 1786.


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 am Sir your very humble servt.,

Th: Jefferson

Homeri Ilias. Greek. 2. vols. folio. The edition of Foulis, Glasgow.

Homeri Odyssea, Greek. 2. vols. folio. The edition of Foulis, Glasgow

Schrevelii lexicon. A new edition in large octavo, containing besides the Greek and latin part, a part in Latin and Greek, and another with the Greek roots.

Mc.Intosh and Capper’s voiages. The smallest edition.

Andrews’ history of the late war. The numbers after 24. I have 24 nos. complete.

Andrews’ history of the war. Another copy complete.

Soule’s histoire des troubles de l’Amerique. I have the two first volumes; if any more be come out, I shall be glad to receive them; or whenever they do come out.

Bell’s Shakespeare. The nos. since 25. I have 25. numbers. On fine paper.

Monthly and Critical reviews since those I have received.

Jeffery’s historical chart.

Priestly’s biographical chart, with 2. of the pamphlets, the one I received with mine wanting several leaves.

Evans’s map of the middle colonies.

Send the above books unbound, all of them.

PrC (DLC). The following note appears in SJL after the entry for this letter: “2d copy Mc.Intosh’s travels for M. fayette.”

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