Thomas Jefferson Papers

Dabney Carr to Thomas Jefferson, 24 March 1819

From Dabney Carr

Winchester. March 24th 1819.

My Dear Sir.

I recd a few days past your’s of M’ch 11th inclosing an advertisement for workmen. We have two papers published here, which I believe,1 pretty nearly, divide, the population in this part of the valley; few men taking more than one—I have a thought of publishing the advertisement in both; but I observe you seem to contemplate, a single publication in one paper; I have therefore confined myself to this—if however, you choose, I can at any time have it published in the other paper. I will pay the printer & deduct the amount from my next instalment.

Sincerely & affectionately yrs

D Carr

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 31 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

The two papers published in Winchester at this time were the Republican Constellation, the one paper chosen by Carr, and a publication that changed its name from the Virginia Centinel to the Winchester Gazette at some point between 12 Dec. 1818 and 24 July 1819 (Brigham, American Newspapers description begins Clarence S. Brigham, History and Bibliography of American Newspapers, 1690–1820, 1947, 2 vols. description ends , 2:1164–5, 1166; receipt from Jonathan Foster to Carr for $4.50, 2 Apr. 1819 [ViU: PP]).

1Manuscript: “be lieve.”

Index Entries

  • Barksdale, Nelson; Advertisement for Workmen for the University of Virginia search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and advertisement for workmen for University of Virginia search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); and Central College–University of Virginia subscription search
  • Carr, Dabney (1773–1837) (TJ’s nephew); letters from search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Writings; Advertisement for Workmen for the University of Virginia search
  • newspapers; advertisements in search
  • newspapers; Winchester Gazette search
  • newspapers; WinchesterRepublican Constellation search
  • newspapers; WinchesterVirginia Centinel search
  • Republican Constellation (Winchester newspaper) search
  • subscriptions, nonpublication; for Central College–University of Virginia search
  • Virginia, University of; Administration and Financial Affairs; funding for search
  • Virginia, University of; Construction and Grounds; builders for search
  • Virginia Centinel (Winchester newspaper) search
  • Winchester, Va.; newspapers in search
  • Winchester, Va.; Republican Constellation search
  • Winchester, Va.; Virginia Centinel search
  • Winchester Gazette (newspaper); mentioned search