Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 4 June 1816

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown June 4th 1816

Dear Sir

Your esteemed favour of the 18th May was1 received on the 25th,

I received the manuscript but it was not in time to issue the prospectus before the end of the Session of Congress, as it was longer in coming than I expected I engaged to print the laws of the last Session of Congress for the department of State that will keep me employed to the 4th of July, about that time I will issue a prospectus and Commence the work and get it out as Soon as practicable The enclosure2 in yours of the 18 May shall be duly attended to

I have Suffered much inconvenience by a weakness in my Eyes ever since November last which prevents me from writing by candle light and my other Engagements are So many3 during the day that I frequently fail in attending to the writing part of my business as I could wish

With esteem your obedient Servant

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Millegan Joseph” received 17 June 1816 and so recorded in SJL.

Milligan was engaged to print the Acts passed at the First Session of the Fourteenth Congress of the United States [Georgetown, 1816].

1Milligan here canceled “duly.”

2Manuscript: “exclosure.”

3Manuscript: “may.”

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