Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Milligan to Thomas Jefferson, 17 February 1819 (first letter)

From Joseph Milligan

Georgetown February 17th 1819

Dear Sir

I have this day Sent a Box addressed to you which contains 22 copies of Tracy,s Political Economy they are for my young man James Thomas who has been at Norfolk Petersburg Williamsburg and Richmond disposing of the books he has written to me from the last place that he would visit Lynchburg and Charlottesville I have desired him if he visits Your neighbourhood to call at Monticello and that he will meet the Box of books there

about this day week I trust to Send your books which are now in a state of forwardness that makes me speak with confidence

Yours respectfully

Joseph Milligan

RC (DLC); endorsed by TJ as received 1 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to John H. Peyton, 22 Jan. 1820, and its enclosure on verso and recto, respectively; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Milton Via [i.e., Virginia]”; franked; postmarked Georgetown, 20 Feb.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise on Political Economy (Destutt de Tracy) search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • Destutt de Tracy, Antoine Louis Claude; A Treatise on Political Economy search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; binding of books search
  • Milligan, Joseph; and Destutt de Tracy’sTreatise on Political Economy search
  • Milligan, Joseph; binds books for TJ search
  • Milligan, Joseph; letters from search
  • Monticello (TJ’s Albemarle Co. estate); Visitors to; Thomas, James search
  • political economy; works on search
  • Thomas, James; employee of J. Milligan search
  • Thomas, James; visits Monticello search