Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Joseph Milligan, 25 October 1818

To Joseph Milligan

Monticello Oct. 25. 18.

Dear Sir

I recieved with great joy the compleat copy of the translation of Tracy’s work. it will need no other Table of Contents than the Analytical table from page ix. to xxviii. mr Tracy had a particular wish it should be known that I revised the translation. on the next leaf1 therefore I have addressed a letter to you which may be printed on a single leaf, and inserted between the title page & Prospectus. send me one of these leaves when printed, that I may insert it in the copy of the work you sent me, to be forwarded to the author. I salute you with friendship and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (NjP: John Story Gulick Collection of American Statesmen); addressed: “Mr Joseph Millegan George town Col.”; frank clipped; postmarked Milton, 27 Oct. 1818. PoC (MHi); on recto of reused address cover of James Oldham to TJ, 15 June 1818, with PoC of enclosure to above document on verso; edge trimmed; endorsed by TJ. Enclosure: TJ to Milligan, [ca. 25 Oct. 1818].

1Reworked from “sheet.”

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  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; translates Destutt de Tracy’s works search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters to search
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