From John Stockdale
Piccadilly 8th. Augt. 1786.
I duly received your two Orders for which I return you my sincere thanks, the whole of which is executed excepting one Copy of McIntosh[’s] Travells, which is entirely out of print. The List of the Books sent in a Box directed to you at Paris, is on the other side, which I have Book’t at the Mess. Beam, Piccadilly, this day and they will set out for Paris to Morrow. There is no more of Soulés History of the War, except 2 Volumes, nor is it at all likely that there will ever be any more. I have had some thoughts of printing your Work in England, which is highly spoke of except those parts that relate to our Country, but I had some doubts wether it wou’d sell sufficient to defray the expences. At a convenient oppertunity shall be glad to have your opinion on it. I am with great Respect, sir Your much oblig’d & very hble. Servt.,
His Excy. Thos. Jefferson
|1786.||Dr. to John Stockdale|
|Aug. 18th.||Homers Ilias & Odyssia Greek|
|2 vols. folio bd.||2||4|
|2 Capper’s Travels bound||12|
|1 McIntosh’s Travels bd.||18|
|Price’s Observations on do.||2||6|
|Andrew’s History of the War 4 vols. bds.||1||10|
|Bells Shakespeare No. 25 to 32||12|
|Cooke’s Littleton Pt. 4||7||6|
|American War No. 25 to 28||4|
|Jeffery’s Historical Chart||10||6|
|Priestley’s Biogl. Chart||10||6|
|Description of do.||-||—||-|
|Evans’s Map of the Middle Colonies||2|
N.B. The Bookseller will not sell the description of the Chart separate, nor will he make the book perfect, but if you will at another opertunity specify the Pages Wanting I will endeavour myself to get them at the booksellers.
RC (MHi); endorsed. Noted in SJL as received 13 Aug. 1786.