Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey & Son, 14 August 1820

To Mathew Carey & Son

Monticello Aug. 14. 20.

Messrs M. Cary & son

I recieved yesterday your favor of the 5th and by the preceding mail the Conversations in Chemistry had come to hand. I am quite content with the edition, as I shall be with the American edition of Sr J. Sinclair’s Code of agriculture. I had not before known that it had been reprinted in America. I wish that there may have been an 8vo edition of ‘Baxter’s history of England’ published there: if not I must be contented with the 4to. order it to be well bound if you please, as I am attached to good bindings. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi: Lea & Febiger Records); addressed: “Messrs M. Carey & son Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 17 Aug.; endorsed by a representative of the firm as received 20 Aug. 1820. FC (DLC); misdated abstract in TJ’s hand on verso of reused address cover from Alexander Murray to TJ, 1 Jan. 1819, reading in full (edge trimmed): “Aug. 13. 20. wrote to M. Carey & son for American edn of Sr J. Sinc[lair’s] Code of Agriculture”; endorsed by TJ as a letter of 13 Aug. 1820 to Mathew Carey and so recorded in SJL.

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  • agriculture; books on search
  • A New and Impartial History of England (J. Baxter) search
  • Baxter, John; A New and Impartial History of England search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; on agriculture search
  • books; on chemistry search
  • books; on history search
  • chemistry; books on search
  • Conversations on Chemistry: in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained (J. H. Marcet) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; binding of books search
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  • Marcet, Jane Haldimand; Conversations on Chemistry: in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained search
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  • Sinclair, Sir John; The Code of Agriculture search
  • The Code of Agriculture (J. Sinclair) search