Thomas Jefferson Papers

Samuel H. Smith to Thomas Jefferson, 21 March 1815

From Samuel H. Smith

March 21. 1815

Dear Sir

I drop you a line to advise you that the President has had a conversation with Mr Milligan on aiding you in the arrangement & packing1 the Library, in wch the latter has been requested to comply fully with your wishes on this headHe will, accordingly, repair to Monticello whenever you shall wish him, & will take such steps as to a supply of wrapping2 paper, as you or he may consider necessary.

I am, with respectful consideration

Sa H Smith

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1815 and so recorded in SJL. FC (DLC: J. Henley Smith Papers); entirely in Smith’s hand; lacks closing; endorsed by Smith, in part: “Library.”

1Manuscript: “packig.”

2Manuscript: “wrappig.”

Index Entries

  • Library of Congress; TJ prepares books for transportation search
  • Madison, James (1751–1836); and sale of TJ’s library to Congress search
  • Milligan, Joseph; assists with packing and transportation of TJ’s library search
  • Smith, Samuel Harrison; and sale of TJ’s library to Congress search
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