Thomas Jefferson Papers

VIII. Thomas Jefferson to the President of the Senate, 17 January 1791

VIII. Thomas Jefferson to the President of the Senate

Philadelphia. Jan. 17. 1791.


I have the honor to enclose you a Postscript to the Report on Measures, Weights and coins now before your house. This has been rendered necessary by a small arithmetical error detected in the estimate of the cubic foot proposed in that report. The head of Superficial measures is also therein somewhat more developed.

Nothing is known, since the last session of Congress of any further proceedings in Europe on this subject. I have the honour to be with sentiments of the most profound respect Sir Your most obedient & most humble servt,

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “The honourable the President of the Senate.” In DLC: TJ Papers, 59: 10234 there is also a PrC of a letter to “The Honble the Speaker of the house of Representatives” that varies in phraseology but is identical in substance with the foregoing.

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