Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mathew Carey & Son to Thomas Jefferson, 27 June 1818

From Mathew Carey & Son

Philada June 27. 1818

Dr Sir

Your favour of 21st inst. came to hand yesterday with fifty dollars for wh please to accept our thanks—

Agreeably to your directions we have forwarded the above books per mail, wh we hope will come safely to hand.—

The price of Walsh’s American Register 2 Vols. is $6—

We shall forward next week, per mail, an extensive Supplement to our Catalogue, wh is now in the press—

Yours respectfully
M. Carey & son
[between dateline and salutation:]
Hon: Thos Jefferson
Bot of M Carey & Son
1 Viris Romae $1.00
1 Pikes Journal of his }   3.00
Expedition to the Arkansaw &c

RC (MHi); in the hands of two different representatives of Mathew Carey & Son, with dateline and account in one hand and body of letter in the other; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Mathew Carey received 18 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MoSHi: TJC-BC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to George Wyche, 10 Nov. 1818, on verso; addressed: “Hon: Thos Jefferson Monticello Virga”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 27 June.

At some point after receiving this letter, TJ prepared a memorandum of his account with Mathew Carey & Son in which he listed the titles and total cost of works the firm sent him on 8, 23 Jan., 11 Apr., 16 May, and 27 June 1818, along with his payments to Mathew Carey of 15 Jan., 1 Mar., and 21 June 1818 (MS in DLC: TJ Papers, 213:38011; entirely in TJ’s hand; undated; corner torn).

Index Entries

  • American Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature (ed. R. Walsh) search
  • An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi (Z. M. Pike) search
  • De Viris Illustribus Urbis Romæ (J. Hardie) search
  • Hardie, James; De Viris Illustribus Urbis Romæ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Mathew Carey & Son search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); and books for TJ search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); letters from search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Pike, Zebulon Montgomery; An Account of Expeditions to the Sources of the Mississippi search
  • Walsh, Robert; editor ofAmerican Register; or Summary Review of History, Politics, and Literature search