Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William Prichard, 8 July 1812

To William Prichard

Monticello July 8. 12.

Dear Sir

About the beginning of the last year I sent you 24. copies of the Parliamentary Manual requesting the favor of you to sell them on such commission as you thought proper, my intention was when sold to leave the amount in your hands until I might have occasion to ask for it in books from you. if they have been sold, I will now request you to send me a copy of Fonblanque’s treatise on1 Equity, also the American Law Journal, or rather, so much of it as precedes No 1. of the 2d series, which number I possess, & has been published in this present year. if you will have the goodness to pack them well in paper, and deliver them at the Milton stage office in Richmond addressed to me, to the care of David Higginbotham in Milton, he will pay the portage and deliver the package to me. I salute you with the assurance of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr William Prichard”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ sent copies of his manual on 6 Dec. 1810. The treatise was an American reprint of the third edition of John Fonblanque, A Treatise of Equity. With the addition of marginal references and notes, 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1807; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 1720).

1Reworked from “of.”

Index Entries

  • A Manual of Parliamentary Practice (Thomas Jefferson); W. Prichard sells search
  • American Law Journal (J. E. Hall) search
  • A Treatise of Equity (Fonblanque) search
  • Fonblanque, John de Grenier; A Treatise of Equity search
  • Hall, John Elihu; American Law Journal search
  • Higginbotham, David; merchant search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Manual of Parliamentary Practice search
  • Prichard, William; and TJ’s Manual of Parliamentary Practice search
  • Prichard, William; letters to search