Monticello Dec. 5. 25.
I thank you for the printed Catalogues of your philosophical apparatus. I believe however that the course we adopted was best for us. as for a sum of 6300.D. we shall get exactly every thing we think material without paying for any thing we think not so. I do not know whether we might not have taken some particular articles , (which you say might be done) were the price affixed to each, as is done always in the British catalogues. Accept the assurance of my respect.
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.