Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 24 November 1814

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Nov. 24. 14.

Dear Sir

Your favor of the 16th was recieved on the 19th and I thank you for the trouble you have taken with my catalogue, and I have no doubt your enumeration is right, mine having been estimated by counting a few pages & taking them for an average. I am contented also with your estimate of price, if the committee should be so, or that they should send on valuers, fixing on your estimate as a maximum.

I write by this mail to Genl Duane for Tracy’s work

The box of books arrived two days ago in good order, and I am charged with the thanks of all the members of the family to you. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr Millegan”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Duane, William; and Destutt de Tracy’s works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; catalogue of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Library of Congress; and library committees of Congress search
  • Library of Congress; TJ sells personal library to search
  • Library of Congress; TJ’s catalogue of books sold to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and catalogue of TJ’s books search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’s Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and sale of TJ’s library to Congress search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • political economy; works on search