Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from George Wythe, 27 July 1796

From George Wythe

27 of july, 1796.

G Wythe to T Jefferson

Brend tells me he will finish the binding of your books in two or three weeks. The committee appointed to collect and publish the laws relating to land property, seeing your letter, in january, to me, declined proceding in the business, for the present, in hopes the general assembly may be persuaded by the reasons which you suggested to extend the work. Will you permit me to deliver a printed copy of the letter to every member? You say you will take the trouble of procuring a copy of the mss not sent to me. Adieu affectionately.

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 29 July 1796 and so recorded in SJL, which erroneously lists it as a letter of 21 July.

Committee appointed to collect and publish the laws: see Wythe to TJ, 1 Jan. 1796. your letter: TJ’s second letter to Wythe of 16 Jan. 1796.

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