Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Hough, 19 July 1793

From George Hough

Concord, District of New Hampshire, 19 July 1793. He encloses a copy of The Female Guide, which he claims the right to as proprietor and has deposited in the clerk’s office of this district, for deposit in the office of the Secretary of State, agreeably to act of Congress.

RC (DNA: RG 59, MLR); 1 p.; addressed: “Honble. Thomas Jefferson, Esquire, Secretary of State, Philadelphia”; endorsed by George Taylor, Jr., as received “with a Book” on 5 Aug. 1793. Enclosure: John Cosens Ogden, The Female Guide: or, Thoughts on the Education of that Sex. Accommodated to The State of Society, Manners, and Government, in the United States (Concord, 1793), which Hough printed.

George Hough (1757–1830), a native of Connecticut, was a printer and newspaper publisher in Windsor, Vermont, and subsequently in Concord, where he was also the postmaster, 1793–1802, and member of the state House of Representatives, 1815–16 (James O. Lyford, ed., History of Concord, New Hampshire, 2 vols. [Concord, 1903], ii, 1017–19, 1357, 1362).

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