Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mathew Carey & Sons to Thomas Jefferson, 30 June 1821

From Mathew Carey & Sons

Philada June 30th 1821


An apology is due for the delay of an answer to your favour of the 19th inst. (post marked 23d)1 covering ten Dollars, which was recd on the 26th

The new2 American Edition of Sinclair’s code is not yet, we believe, published. At all events, we have not recd any information of its appearance. As soon as it appears, it shall be forwarded. Baxter’s history cannot be procured.

The price of the Conversations on Chemistry is $250100

We remain, very respectfully, Your obt hble servts

M. Carey & sons.

RC (MHi); in Mathew Carey’s hand; dateline at foot of text; at head of text: “Hon Thos Jefferson, Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Carey Matthew & son” received 9 July 1821 and so recorded in SJL.

Mathew Carey & Son became Mathew Carey & Sons after Carey’s son-in-law Isaac Lea (1792–1886), later a prominent naturalist, joined the firm in 1821 (ANB description begins John A. Garraty and Mark C. Carnes, eds., American National Biography, 1999, 24 vols. description ends , 13:320–1; Association of Centenary Firms and Corporations of the United States [1916], 77; Earl L. Bradsher, Mathew Carey: Editor, Author and Publisher [1912], vii–viii; Baltimore Patriot & Mercantile Advertiser, 10 Mar. 1821).

1Parenthetical phrase interlined.

2Word interlined.

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