Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Nicolas G. Dufief, 24 January 1817

To Nicolas G. Dufief

Monticello Jan. 24. 17.

Dear Sir

I have duly recieved the Connoissance des tems for 1817. & 1818. two copies* of Blunt’s Nautical almanac for 1817. and Graglia’s Italian dictionary. I presume Blunt has not yet published his Almanac for 1818.

At the time I recieved your favor of Dec. 16. my account with messrs Gibson & Jefferson to the end of the year had not come to hand. I recieved it a few days ago, and on examination find charged in it as of Aug. 4. the remittance of the 31.D. to you which I had ordered in June. unless you may have omitted to enter it therefore or overlooked it, mr Gibson’s correspondent must have failed either to execute his order or to inform him that he had not done so. I have thought it safest to ask your re-examination of your own books before I ask mr Gibson’s enquiry into [. . .] failure, which I will withold until I have recieved your assurance that the error is not with you. I salute you with great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from James Barbour to TJ; torn at seal; adjacent to signature: “M. Dufief”; endorsed by TJ.

Authorial notes

[The following note(s) appeared in the margins or otherwise outside the text flow in the original source, and have been moved here for purposes of the digital edition.]

* *I find on reexamn that it is a single copy of Blunt for each of the years 1817.18. that I have recd

Index Entries

  • almanacs, nautical; TJ purchases search
  • astronomy; books on search
  • Blunt, Edmund March; Blunt’s Edition of the Nautical Almanac, and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the year 1817 search
  • Blunt, Edmund March; Blunt’s Edition of the Nautical Almanac, and Astronomical Ephemeris, for the year 1818 search
  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; on astronomy search
  • books; sent by N. G. Dufief search
  • Connaissance des Temps: ou, des Mouvements célestes à l’usage des astronomes et des navigateurs search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; account with TJ search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; letters to search
  • Gibson, Patrick; payments made for TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); account with TJ search
  • Graglia, Giuspanio; Italian-English dictionary of search
  • Italian language; dictionaries of search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; receives works search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with N. G. Dufief search
  • The Nautical Almanac and Astronomical Ephemeris (E. M. Blunt); sent to TJ search