Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Mathew Carey, 19 June 1821

To Mathew Carey

Monticello June. 19. 21.

Dear Sir

I have been longer inattentive to my little account with you than I ought perhaps to have been expecting the arrival of Baxter’s history & the publication of the American edn of Sinclair’s code, formerly desired. I correct the omission by now inclosing you 10. Dollars on account. looking over your letters & mine they mention only the Nautical Almanacs 5.D. & Conversations in Chemistry1 (price not named) furnished since my last remittance. whatever balance this may make either way, may remain in account between us.

I salute you with great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PHi: Lea & Febiger Records); signature, clipped, supplied from PoC; addressed: “Mr Matthew Carey Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton, 23 June; endorsed by Carey: “Recd about 26th Ansd June 30th”; with Carey’s additional note at foot of text: “End Cr $10.” PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover of George Hay to TJ, 14 Apr. 1821; torn at seal; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with additional notation “10.D.”

1Adjacent to this title, in margin of PoC TJ added “2.50 D.”

Index Entries

  • almanacs, nautical; TJ purchases search
  • A New and Impartial History of England (J. Baxter) search
  • Baxter, John; A New and Impartial History of England search
  • books; on chemistry search
  • books; on history search
  • Carey, Mathew; and books for TJ search
  • Carey, Mathew; letters to 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; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with Mathew Carey & Son search
  • Marcet, Jane Haldimand; Conversations on Chemistry: in which the elements of that science are familiarly explained search
  • Mathew Carey & Son (Philadelphia firm); TJ’s account with search
  • Sinclair, Sir John; The Code of Agriculture search