Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 20 August 1815

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown August 20th 1815

Dear Sir

Yours of the 11th inst post mark 17th reached me yesterday it covered a draft for ninety two dollars for which please accept my thanks

I wrote you on the 16th enclosing my account amount $264 75 If convenient it is particularly desirable to me to have it Settled as I am settling up all my business to put my stock into better order than I could possibly keep it during the war

The whole of the books ordered shall be got and sent as soon as possible; I trust that you have found Aesop as I feel confident it was included in one of the Boxes, the Smallest Box I think was the last packed it was in the last box that1 was packed that I put it I packed them in the Bindery from the list that I had made of them when I opened them and as I had no other books of that kind binding it was not easy to make a mistake If it had been left out I would have found it Since, therfore I hope on a review of them you will find it

With Respect & Esteem yours

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Esqr monticello milton via [i.e. Virginia]”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Oct. 1815 and so recorded in SJL.

1Milligan here interlined but then partially erased the word “it.”

Index Entries

  • Aesop’s Fables; copy of bound for TJ search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Milligan search
  • Milligan, Joseph; account with TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; TJ orders books from search