Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to William W. Hening, 13 June 1822

To William W. Hening

Monticello June 13. 22.

Dear Sir

Your favor of May 14. was a fortnight on it’s passage to me. the volumes of Manuscripts I described to you shall be at your service whenever you enter on the additional volume you propose. of State-papers, papers of the proceedings of public bodies and periodical publications, I now possess nothing. I had a tolerably compleat collection of Virginia newspapers from 1741. to 1783. and also a full collection of pamphlets from the Stamp act to the Revolution. but these have been all transferred to the Library of Congress.

in answer to your enquiry as to my election to the government of this state, it was on the 1st day of June 1779.

The set of your collection of laws, destined for the University shall be duly taken care of when recieved: and I shall be thankful for your two new volumes 8th and 9th. Accept the assurance of my great esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Caesar A. Rodney to TJ; at foot of text: “Wm W. <Hemings> Hening esq.”; endorsed by TJ.

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