Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Cutbush to Thomas Jefferson, 31 October 1813

From James Cutbush

Philada Oct. 31st 1813.

Dr Sir

The work you did me the honor to subscribe for, is nearly complete: the 1st vol. is finished, and the second, nearly So. I have collected, with much pains, a considerable quantity of American matter relative to the arts, manufactures, &c. and will, in a few days, send you a copy for your opinion. In the mean time I subscribe myself your friend & humble Servt

Jas Cutbush

RC (DLC); adjacent to closing: “T. Jefferson Esq.”; endorsed by TJ as received 5 Nov. 1813 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ had subscribed to Cutbush’s work, The American Artist’s Manual, or Dictionary of Practical Knowledge, 2 vols. (Philadelphia, 1814; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 6 [no. 221]).

An undated letter from Cutbush to TJ, not found, is recorded in SJL as received 14 Dec. 1813.

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