Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 18 February 1818

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Feb. 18. 18.

I have recieved the box of books lately sent me, in good condition and well bound, and I this day send you another of 10. or 12. vols, which I will pray you to bind and return with all the dispatch the solidity of the work will admit. the Tacitus I particularly want. I recd also the vols of Grimm from mr Walsh, the 2. vols of Cook for mr Carr which are delivered to him, & the Hume from Dr Ewell for which I shall send him my thanks. I recieved also your account including the vols last sent, balance 82.75 and this day write to mr Gibson to remit you 100.D. on account.

It is not in my power to furnish you any thing for republication in Hepburn’s gardener, having little knolege or experience in that line. be so good as to charge to me the copy you sent, as I find it convenient to keep it. I rejoice extremely at the hope you give me of finishing Tracy’s book before Congress rises, and as the author presses me to let it be known that I supervised the translation, I shall address you a letter to be premised to the work. Accept the assurance of my friendly good wishes.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (MHi); on verso of portion of reused address cover of Benjamin W. Crowninshield to TJ, 26 Dec. 1817; at foot of text: “Mr Millegan”; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; biographical search
  • books; classical search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • books; on criticism (literary) search
  • books; on gardening search
  • books; on moral philosophy search
  • books; on politics search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • C. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (Tacitus; eds. J. F. Gronovius and J. Gronovius) search
  • Carr, John Addison (TJ’s grandnephew); books sent to search
  • Congress, U.S.; adjourns search
  • Cook, James; biography of search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • criticism (literary); books on search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Ewell, Thomas; and D. Hume’sPhilosophical Essays search
  • gardening; books on search
  • Gardiner, John (author); The American Gardener search
  • Gibson, Patrick; and payments made for TJ search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Gronovius, Jacob; editsC. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (Tacitus) search
  • Gronovius, Johann Friedrich; editsC. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (Tacitus) search
  • Hepburn, David; The American Gardener search
  • Hume, David; Philosophical Essays on Morals, Literature, and Politics search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; binding of books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Milligan search
  • Milligan, Joseph; account with TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • moral philosophy; works on search
  • Philosophical Essays on Morals, Literature, and Politics (D. Hume) search
  • political economy; works on search
  • Tacitus; C. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (eds. J. F. Gronovius and J. Gronovius) search
  • The American Gardener (J. Gardiner and D. Hepburn) search
  • Walsh, Robert; and F. M. Grimm’sCorrespondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search