Thomas Jefferson Papers

William F. Gray to Thomas Jefferson, 25 March 1819

From William F. Gray

Fredbg. March 25th 1819


By the last Stage I sent you in a Box, the above Books, being a part of those you favoured me with for binding.—I hope you will be satisfied with them; but if you are it will be more than I am. My binder has not finished them in the style I wished, but I believe they are strong.—On examining the “Port Folio,” I found some of the Vols. had been put together wrong—months in the early part of a year being put after those in the close; I therefore have retaind them, and will have them rebound.—As soon as they are done they shall be sent on.—

Mr Milligan wrote me a few weeks ago, that he had sent on a Box for you to my care.—I have looked for it in vain; and only a day or two past have learned1 from James Barbour, Esq. that he had taken it on with his baggage. If he has not already sent it to you he will no doubt do so before long

I shall be pleased at all times to receive and execute your orders in my business, be they never so small.—

Very respectfully

Wm F. Gray

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; subjoined to enclosure; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq. Montecello”; mistakenly endorsed by TJ as a letter of 20 Mar. 1819 received nine days later and so recorded in SJL.

1Manuscript: “leared.”

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  • Gray, William Fairfax; and transmission of packages to and from TJ search
  • Gray, William Fairfax; binds books for TJ search
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