Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Francis Walker Gilmer, 13 March 1825

Richmond 13. March 1825

Dear Sir.

I send you a very full account of all that passed between Mr B. & myself. I am astonished he should be so entirely in error, from any thing I ever said or, wrote, for I know not what Mr Barlow may have told him.

I am surprised that the books from the continent which were to be shipped in Novr were not shipped on 29th Jany. I cannot understand this. I have been waiting 6 weeks for a letter from Mr Garrett, to write to Gowan & Marx about them.

I will observe that the best authority in G.B. told me, that all your astronomical apparatus of the higher kind, may be had β…“ cheaper, & actually better, in Munich, than in London.

What are made in London should be, by Dollond, immediately opposite St. Pauls.

yours most truly

Fr W Gilmer

MoSHi: Francis Walker Gilmer Papers.

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