Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William James Macneven, 12 January 1822

To William James Macneven

Monticello Jan. 12. 22.

I thank you, Sir, for the copy of Brande’s Manual of Chemistry which you have been so kind as to send me, improved by your valuable notes and amendments. without memory enough now for Sciences of fact I shall find the value of this work in occasional references, still more in contemplating it1 as a mark of your goodness and attention, and as furnishing me with an occasion of assuring you of my great & particular esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (NNGL); addressed: “Doctor William J. Macneven New York”; franked; postmarked Milton, 15 Jan.; endorsed by Macneven. Dft (MoSHi: TJC-BC); written on verso of RC of Macneven to TJ, 18 Dec. 1821; dated 13 Jan. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

1Preceding three words interlined in Dft.

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