Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Andrew Ellicott, 26 November 1792

From Andrew Ellicott

City of Washington Novm. 26th 1792


I have taken the liberty of sending you an Almanac for the year 1793, which I calculated, and compiled during my sickness last september.—The Astronomical part is adapted to the meridian, and latitude of the City of Washington. I am Sir your Hbl. Servt

Andw. Ellicott

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Honble. Thos. Jefferson Esqr.”; endorsed by TJ as received 29 Nov. 1792 and so recorded in SJL.

Almanac: Ellicott’s New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Almanac, and Ephemeris, for the Year of our Lord 1793 (Baltimore, [1792]). On the same day Ellicott also sent a copy of this work to Washington, with a similar covering letter, and added: “My design in this work, was merely to assist other (laudable) endeavours, in bringing the City of Washington into Public notice” (RC in DNA: RG 59, MLR).

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