Thomas Jefferson Papers

Nicolas G. Dufief to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1813

From Nicolas G. Dufief

A Philadelphia ce 10 de Juillet. 1813

Monsieur

Il m’a été impossible de trouver à Philadelphie Tull’s horse hoeing husbandry, The memoirs of Theophilus Lindsay, & the Lounger’s common place book. Je puis vous procurer Les ouvrages Suivans d’Young

The Farmer’s tour through the East of England, containing the minutes of above five hundred original experiments &ca 4 vol 8vo London
Young’s Northern tour containing the register of many Curious and useful experiments in Agriculture, 4 vol, 8vo London
The Farmer’s calendar 8th edition London
Six weeks tour through the Southern counties of England and Wales London (Second hand) 8vo
Young’s France, 2 vol 8vo Dublin1

Je vous envoye par la poste le dernier directory de Philade prix 1.25. Un vol du dictionnaire Le Suivra à la poste prochaine. vos ordres Seront toujours fidèlement exécutés

Agreez les assurances du profond respect avec lequel Je Suis

votre très-dévoué Serviteur

N. G. Dufief

Editors’ Translation

Philadelphia 10 July. 1813

Sir

I could not find Tull’s horse hoeing husbandry, The memoirs of Theophilus Lindsay, & the Lounger’s common place book in Philadelphia. I can get you the following works by Young

The Farmer’s tour through the East of England, containing the minutes of above five hundred original experiments &ca 4 vol 8vo London
Young’s Northern tour containing the register of many Curious and useful experiments in Agriculture, 4 vol, 8vo London
The Farmer’s calendar 8th edition London
Six weeks tour through the Southern counties of England and Wales London (Second hand) 8vo
Young’s France, 2 vol 8vo Dublin”

I send you by post the most recent Philadelphia directory, price 1.25. A volume of the dictionary will follow it by the next post. Your orders will always be faithfully executed

With profound respect I am

your very devoted servant

N. G. Dufief

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 20 July 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. Genevieve Moene.

Dufief had access to the following ouvrages by Arthur Young: The Farmer’s Tour through the East of England, 4 vols. (London, 1771); A Six Months Tour through the North of England, 4 vols. (London, 1770); The Farmer’s Calendar: containing the Business Necessary to be Performed on Various Kinds of Farms during Every Month of the Year, 8th ed. (London, 1809); A Six Weeks Tour, through the Southern Counties of England and Wales (London, 1768); and Travels during the Years 1787, 1788 and 1789, Undertaken more particularly with a View of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources, and National Prosperity, of the Kingdom of France, 2 vols. (Dublin, 1793; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 744).

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • agriculture; books on search
  • A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages (N. G. Dufief) search
  • A Six Months Tour through the North of England (Young) search
  • A Six Weeks Tour, through the Southern Counties of England and Wales (Young) search
  • Belsham, Thomas; Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey, M.A. search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; on religion search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; bookseller search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; letters from search
  • French language; letters in, from; N. G. Dufief search
  • Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage (J. Tull) search
  • Lindsey, Theophilus; Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey search
  • Memoirs of the Late Reverend Theophilus Lindsey, M.A. (T. Belsham) search
  • Newman, Jeremiah Whitaker; The Lounger’s Common-Place Book search
  • Philadelphia; directory search
  • religion; works on search
  • The Farmer’s Calendar (Young) search
  • The Farmer’s Tour through the East of England (Young) search
  • The Lounger’s Common-Place Book (Newman) search
  • Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789 (Young) search
  • Tull, Jethro; Horse-Hoeing Husbandry: or, An Essay on the Principles of Vegetation and Tillage search
  • Young, Arthur; A Six Months Tour through the North of England search
  • Young, Arthur; A Six Weeks Tour, through the Southern Counties of England and Wales search
  • Young, Arthur; The Farmer’s Calendar search
  • Young, Arthur; The Farmer’s Tour through the East of England search
  • Young, Arthur; Travels during the years 1787, 1788 and 1789 search