Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 6 May 1815

From Joseph Milligan

Fredericksburg May 6th 1815 Three O,clock

Respected1 Friend

I have by the mail which will bring you this Sent you four Copies of the Exposition &c two are for yourself one for Col Randolph & one for Capt Carr Capt Car will pay you for his Copy and I will charge it to your acccount

as per invoice on the next page I have sent you the part of your order that I could procure in this place the rest will be sent from Georgetown

yesterday at one oclock I had the Seven wagons passed over the River Rappahannock which we Loaded on tuesday morning the one which we loaded on wednesday morning has not yet arrived here but as I have now waited until it is three o clock I will leave orders with Capt Wm F Gray for2 him & set out

With Great respect3 yours

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Milton Via [i.e., Virginia]”; franked; postmarked Fredericksburg, 9 May; endorsed by TJ as received 11 May and so recorded in SJL; with enclosure on verso of address leaf.

Milligan mailed four copies of Dallas, Exposition. tuesday was 2 May 1815.

1Manuscript: “Respcted.”

2Manuscript: “fro.”

3Manuscript: “respct.”

Index Entries

  • An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War (A. J. Dallas) search
  • books; on War of1812 search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Carr, Samuel (TJ’s nephew); books of search
  • Dallas, Alexander James; An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War search
  • Gray, William Fairfax; assists with transportation of TJ’s library search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Library of Congress; transportation of TJ’s books to Washington search
  • Milligan, Joseph; assists with packing and transportation of TJ’s library search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Randolph, Thomas Mann (1768–1828) (TJ’s son-in-law; Martha Jefferson Randolph’s husband); publications sent to search
  • War of1812; An Exposition of the Causes and Character of the War (A. J. Dallas) search