Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 11 May 1818

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown May 11th 1818

Dear Sir

I have sent a box of Books for you to the care of Wm F Gray of Fredericksburg it contains Tacitus 8 vols and two other Octavo volumes also a folio volume which is either yours or Miss Randolphs it was left with me by Mrs Madison—at the time it was left I had nothing of that kind to bind and when I was binding for you last year it was forgotten I have put into the box four Books for Mr Carr which I will esteem as a great favour if you will inform him you have got them they are Bowditchs Navigator Blunts Coast pilot and Malhams Naval Gazetteer in two Volumes—

On the 8th of April I sent you a proof of the Political Economy I have not yet received it Corrected: with the proof that you sent me on the 9th April you sent a small note saying you would set out for Bedford the next day and return again about the 1st May If you are now at monticello I will put another printer to work and get the political economy printed with1 as much dispatch as possible

yours With Esteem and respect

Joseph Milligan

I have reced yours of the 7th


RC (DLC); lacking postscript; endorsed by TJ as received 23 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); cover with address and adjacent postscript; with PoC of TJ to William F. Gray, 7 Oct. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Milton (virginia)”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Georgetown, 13 May.

Neither TJ’s small note to Milligan of 9 Apr. 1818 nor that of 7 May 1818 (yours of the 7th) are recorded in SJL, and neither has been found.

1Manuscript: “whith.”

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Blunt, Edmund March; The American Coast Pilot search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; sent by J. Milligan search
  • Bowditch, Nathaniel; The New American Practical Navigator 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
  • Coolidge, Ellen Wayles Randolph (TJ’s granddaughter); works sent to search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Gray, William Fairfax; and transmission of packages to and from TJ search
  • Gronovius, Jacob; editsC. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (Tacitus) search
  • Gronovius, Johann Friedrich; editsC. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (Tacitus) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Madison, Dolley Payne Todd (James Madison’s wife); and book for TJ’s granddaughter search
  • Malham, John; The Naval Gazeteer; or, Seaman’s Complete Guide search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letter to accounted for search
  • Milligan, Joseph; sends books to TJ search
  • political economy; works on search
  • Poplar Forest (TJ’s Bedford Co. estate); TJ plans visits to search
  • Tacitus; C. Cornelii Taciti Opera, quæ exstant (eds. J. F. Gronovius and J. Gronovius) search
  • The American Coast Pilot (E. M. Blunt) search
  • The Naval Gazetteer; or, Seaman’s Complete Guide (J. Malham) search
  • The New American Practical Navigator (N. Bowditch) search