Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 14 December 1814

From Joseph Milligan

George Town December 14th 1814

Dr sir.

your Note of the 1st Postmarked 7th reached me on monday the 12th I have Ordered the Nautical Almanacs both from Philadelphia and New york to be Sent to you by Mail.

By a Calculation that I have made of the weight of the Monticello Library Ten Waggons to Carry 2500 lbs each will be Sufficient for Transporting it to washington If you have not a person Skilled in packing Books they are Liable to great Injury by land Carriage as I have Experienced Since the war If you Should want a person to assist in packing I can Send a young man that has had Experience in that way

Yours with respect

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello”; endorsed by TJ as received 21 Dec. 1814 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • almanacs, nautical; TJ purchases search
  • Blunt, Edmund March; Blunt’s Edition of the Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the year 1816 search
  • Garnett, John; Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Library of Congress; TJ prepares books for transportation search
  • Library of Congress; transportation of TJ’s books to Washington search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and transmission of packages to and from TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; assists with packing and transportation of TJ’s library search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris (E. M. Blunt); sent to TJ search
  • The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris (J. Garnett); sent to TJ search
  • wagons; and transportation of TJ’s library search