Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey, 28 November 1818

To Mathew Carey

Monticello Nov. 28. 18.

Dear Sir

In a letter of Oct. 6. I requested the favor of you to send me

Griesbach’s Greek testament, the 8vo & full edition, and

The New testament in an improved version on the basis of Newcome’s translation which, altho’ published in Boston, I supposed could be had in Philadelphia. hearing nothing of them I conjecture they are either forgotten or not to be had in Philadelphia. I would rather have them unbound, and they may come by mail if to be had. I salute you with friendship & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi: Lea & Febiger Records); addressed: “Mr Matthew Carey Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked; endorsed by Carey as received 4 Dec. and answered 7 Dec. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Robert Walsh to TJ, 1 Aug. 1818; endorsed by TJ.

Index Entries

  • Bible; TJ acquires copies of search
  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters to search
  • Griesbach, Johann Jakob; Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη. Novum Testamentum Graece search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • The New Testament, in an Improved Version, upon the basis of Archbishop Newcome’s New Translation: with A Corrected Text, and Notes Critical and Explanatory search
  • Unitarianism; and Bibles search
  • Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη. Novum Testamentum Graece (J. J. Griesbach) search