Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Benjamin Kite, 25 November 1807

Philadelphia 11 mo. 25th 1807.

Respected friend

As a patron of literature we take the liberty of presenting thee with our proposals for printing a compendium of Natural Philosophy.

We also inform thee that we have recently published Chaptal’s Elements of Chemistry, with additions & improvements by Professor Woodhouse, of our University, in two Octavo volumes, price $475—In this work many of the notes of Dr. Woodhouse have special reference to the mineral productions of the United States.

We are also interested in an intended American edition of Accum’s Chemistry, which is contemplated to be published the ensuing autumn

We respectfully solicit a share of thy patronage, and are thy friends

Benjamin & Thomas Kite

MoSHi: Bixby Collection.

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