Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 3 January 1812

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown January 3rd 1812

Dear Sir

I hope you will pardon me but as the manuel is out of print and many applications for it I wished to know whether I might have your permission to print a new edition during the present Session of Congress: the booksellers both of Baltimore & Philad have applied to me for it therfore I wished to say to them whether I might Calculate on supplying them from the New edition I proposed with your permission to print it on a fine wove Flax 8vo I wrote you on that Subject on the 2nd December last which perhaps has not reached you, I have spoken with Mr S. H. Smith on the Subject of a new edition last winter at which time I purchased the few remaining Copies of the first Edition as he is out of business he seemed to think it advisable for me to have a new edition printed if I could obtain your permission with best wishes for your health & happiness I am

with high respect & Esteem Your obidient Servant

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Jan. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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