Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William W. Hening, 12 October 1816

To William W. Hening

Monticello1 Oct. 12. 16.

Dear Sir

I thank you for the 3. first volumes of your statutes which are safely recieved, as I shall also do for succeeding ones as they come out. with respect to the MS. volume in your hands, as it belongs to Congress, it will be best when you are done with it, to forward it by the stage to Washington, addressed to mr George Watterston, librarian of Congress. you would oblige me at the same time by dropping me a line of information, as it would be satisfactory to me to know that I stand there discharged from my obligations. Accept the assurance of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of John Wood to TJ, 2 Aug. 1816; at foot of text: “William W. Hening esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

1Manuscript: “Monticllo.”

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  • Hening, William Waller; letters to search
  • Hening, William Waller; The Statutes at Large search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • law; books on search
  • Library of Congress; TJ sells personal library to search
  • The Statutes at Large (W. W. Hening); sent to TJ search
  • Virginia; laws of search
  • Watterston, George; as librarian of Congress search