Thomas Jefferson Papers

James Maxwell to Thomas Jefferson, 28 January 1822

From James Maxwell

Philada Jany 28th 1822.

Dr sir

You last year mentioned you would pay my Agent in Richmond for the Literary Gazette. I am sorry to tell you I have no agent there this year.1 a remittance by Mail of the Amt $6.00 is respectfully Requested by

Your Obt Svt

Jas Maxwell

RC (MHi); at head of text: “Thos Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Feb. 1822 and so recorded in SJL.

The literary gazette described itself as a third series of the Analectic Magazine. It began weekly publication in January 1821 but ended in December of the same year. A missing letter from TJ to Maxwell of 7 Feb. 1822 is recorded in SJL with the bracketed notation “10.D.” TJ listed this payment in his financial records as a remittance “for Literary gazette to Dec. 31. & for Portfolio in advance” (MB description begins James A. Bear Jr. and Lucia C. Stanton, eds., Jefferson’s Memorandum Books: Accounts, with Legal Records and Miscellany, 1767–1826, 1997, The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Second Series description ends , 2:1383).

1Omitted period at right margin editorially supplied.

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