Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Rush, 3 April 1793

To Benjamin Rush

Apr. 3. 93.

Th: Jefferson being engaged in packing his books will thank Dr. Rush for the volumes lent him if he had done with them. He presents him his best compliments.

Douignan de la vie humaine. 2. vols.

Compendium of Physic.

RC (DLC: Rush Papers); addressed: “Dr. Rush”; endorsed by Rush. Not recorded in SJL.

The first book TJ requested was Guillaume Daignan, Tableau des Variétés de la Vie humaine …, 2 vols. (Paris, 1786). The second was [Joseph Flowerden], A Compendium of Physic, and Surgery (London, 1769). See Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, Washington, D.C., 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends Nos. 909, 892.

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