Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Sir John Sinclair, 27 March 1789

From Sir John Sinclair

Whitehall 27 March 1789

Dear Sir

I have requested Mr. Hamilton, a Gentleman of information, and merit, who will deliver this to you, to take with him to Paris, the appendix to my history of the British Revenue, of which I beg your acceptance. I am much obliged to you for occasional literary communications. Mr. Hamilton will inform you, how all is going on here. It will always give me pleasure to hear of your welfare. Excuse haste, as Mr. Hamilton is on the wing of departure, and believe me, with very sincere regard, Your faithful humble Servant,

John Sinclair

RC (NNP); endorsed. Recorded in SJL as received 2 Apr. 1789.

The appendix to Sinclair’s History of the Public Revenue of the British Empire was printed in 1789, and TJ’s copy bears on its half-title the words “From the author” (Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–1955, 4 vols. description ends No. 2939).

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