Thomas Jefferson Papers

Nicolas G. Dufief to Thomas Jefferson, 29 September 1813

From Nicolas G. Dufief

A Philade ce 29 Septembre 1813

Monsieur,

Vous trouverez, ci-Inclus, la feuille que par La faute de mon relieur vous n’avez pas reçu beaucoup plutôt. Je vous prie, d’avoir pour lui & pour moi beaucoup d’Indulgence

The “American Brewer & Malster” n’a point encore paru. Je veille cet ouvrage pour vous l’envoyer aussi tôt qu’il sera Imprimé. J’ai deux ouvrages on brewing l’un intitulé “the philosophical principles of the Science of Brewing,1 by Richardson & l’autre the Theory & practice of brewing by Combrune

Le traité du Bonheur & de la Morale ne Se trouve, à Philade chez aucun libraire. Vous Serait-il égal de l’avoir de hasard? Car, je crois pouvoir vous en procurer un exemplaire. Je serais charmé de voir un aussi bon ouvrage traduit en Anglais, avec quelques notes

J’ai l’honneur d’être, très-respectueusement votre très-dévoué Serviteur

N. G. Dufief

Editors’ Translation

Philadelphia 29 September 1813

Sir,

You will find enclosed the sheet that, due to a mistake by my binder, you did not receive much sooner. I beg you to forgive both him and me

The “American Brewer & Malster” has not come out yet. I will watch for this work, so as to be able to send it to you as soon as it is printed. I have two books on brewing, one entitled “the philosophical principles of the Science of Brewing,” by Richardson, and the other the Theory & practice of brewing by Combrune

The Traité du Bonheur et de la Morale is not to be found in any Philadelphia bookstore. Would a secondhand copy suffice? I believe I can find you one. I would be delighted to see so fine a work translated into English and provided with a few notes

I have the honor to be, very respectfully, your most devoted servant

N. G. Dufief

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 6 Oct. 1813 and so recorded in SJL. Translation by Dr. Roland H. Simon. Enclosure: Dufief, A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages (Philadelphia, 1810; Sowerby, description begins E. Millicent Sowerby, comp., Catalogue of the Library of Thomas Jefferson, 1952–59, 5 vols. description ends no. 4822; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 14 [no. 881]), 1:433–44.

1Omitted closing quotation mark editorially supplied.

Index Entries

  • A New Universal and Pronouncing Dictionary of the French and English Languages (N. G. Dufief) search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; on brewing search
  • books; on morals search
  • brewing; books on search
  • Combrune, Michael; The Theory and Practice of Brewing search
  • Coppinger, Joseph; The American Practical Brewer and Tanner 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
  • Paradis de Raymondis, Jean Zacharie; Traité élémentaire de Morale et du Bonheur search
  • Richardson, John (English author); The Philosophical Principles of the Science of Brewing search
  • The American Practical Brewer and Tanner (J. Coppinger) search
  • The Philosophical Principles of the Science of Brewing (Richardson) search
  • The Theory and Practice of Brewing (Combrune) search
  • Traité élémentaire de Morale et du Bonheur (J. Z. Paradis de Raymondis) search