Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Hiram Haines, 10 July 1821

To Hiram Haines

Monticello July 10. 21.


I duly recieved your favor of June 25. and have to express my thankfulness for the kind sentiments towards myself and my regrets that it is not in my power to offer you a copy of the Notes on Virginia. I have but a single copy, and this I am obliged to reserve for necessary recurrence. but I fear it would not fulfill the partial expectations which you may entertain respecting it. books giving the present state of a country, varying like our shadows from hour to hour, lose their likeness as the sun advances. the book is sometimes to be met with in the bookstores, but rather accidentally, as it is some time since an edition of it has been printe[d.] I pray you to accept the assurance of my respect.

Th: Jeffer[son]

PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; edge trimmed; torn at seal; at foot of text: “Mr Hiram Haines”; endorsed by TJ.

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