Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey, 18 September 1819

To Mathew Carey

Monticello Sep. 18. 19.

Dear Sir

I have to request you to send me the under written books, only 1. vol. a week of 8vos or 2. vols a week where 12mos beginning with the Sophocles which is most immediately w[anting] this caution is to prevent overburthening our village mails1 I have entirely lost sight & recollection of the state of our accounts. be so good as to send it to me and it shall be duly attended to. I salute you with great respect and esteem.

Th: Jefferson

Francklin’s Sophocles, or any other translation English or French.

mrs Carter’s translation of Epictetus.

a translation of Antoninus’s comment[ar]ies, Eng. or French.

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of Louis H. Girardin to TJ, 21 Mar. 1819; two words faint; adjacent to signature: “Mr M. Carey”; endorsed by TJ.

1Preceding nine words interlined.

Index Entries

  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters to search
  • Carter, Elizabeth; translatesStoici Philosophi Encheiridion item (Epictetus) search
  • Epictetus (Greek philosopher); Stoici Philosophi Encheiridion item (trans. E. Carter) search
  • Francklin, Thomas; translatesThe Tragedies of Sophocles, from the Greek (Sophocles) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Mathew Carey & Son search
  • Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (121–180), Roman emperor; writings of search
  • Sophocles; The Tragedies of Sophocles, from the Greek (trans. T. Francklin) search
  • Stoici Philosophi Encheiridion item (Epictetus; trans. E. Carter) search
  • The Tragedies of Sophocles, from the Greek (Sophocles; trans. T. Francklin) search