Thomas Jefferson Papers

George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 25 August 1809

From George Jefferson

Richmond 25th Augt 1809

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 22d inclosing 100$ is received. I have heard nothing from Mr Eppes respecting the volume of news papers.—You sent me with that, a volume of “fugitive sheets” of laws, which you directed should not go out of my possession, and which of course has not.—I recollect soon after Mr Burke’s death, to have spoken to Mr Thweatt of Petersburg respecting the volume of papers, & I think he informed me that the late Governor Page had gotten it, with a book of his own.

The Shepherd dogs have not yet arrived—will you do me the favor, after supplying those who may already have applied, & likewise those of your friends who may sooner require them, to let me have a puppy? I have some small hope, that at some time or other, it may be useful to me.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Aug. 1809 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • Burk, John Daly; and TJ’s newspaper collection search
  • dogs; shepherd search
  • Eppes, John Wayles (TJ’s son-in-law); and TJ’s newspapers search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • newspapers; collection of Va., owned by TJ search
  • Page, John; and TJ’s newspapers search
  • Thweatt, Archibald; and TJ’s newspapers search
  • Virginia; law in search