Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Benjamin Franklin Bache, 2 June 1795

To Benjamin Franklin Bache

Monticello June 2. 1795.

Dr. Sir

The season being now arrived when all danger of the sea vanishes, I have had Mr. Franklin’s gong packed and shall send it immediately to Richmond with instructions to forward it by some safe and known master of a vessel to Philadelphia. As there is rarely a week without some vessel going from thence to Philadelphia, I hope it will arrive soon and safe.

If you can make me up a set of your papers for the year 1794. I should be obliged to you. On delivering them to Mr. Crosby keeper of the Secretary of state’s office, and dropping me a line of the cost by post I will return by post an order for the money payable in Philadelphia.—Whenever any copies of Dr. Franklin’s works, 8vo. edition, come over I should be happy to know of it that I may take measures for procuring a set. I am with much esteem Dear Sir Your most obedt. servt

Th: Jefferson

RC (NN); unaddressed, recipient being identified in SJL.

William Temple Franklin’s edition of his grandfather Benjamin Franklin’s works did not appear until 1817–18 (note to TJ to William T. Franklin, 27 Nov. 1790).

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