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[[File:JeffersonToWytheJanuary121796.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 January 1796." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008585 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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[[File:JeffersonToWytheJanuary121796.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 January 1796." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008585 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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==Letter text==
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Monticello Jan. 12. 96.
  
Th: J. to G. Wythe.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Monticello Jan. 12. 96. <br />
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[[Thomas Jefferson|Th: J.]] to [[George Wythe|G. Wythe]].
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I received last night your [[Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 January 1796|letter on the subject of the laws]], and certainly will trust you with any thing I have in the world. a waggon was going off this morning from hence to Varina, and I have exerted myself to send them by that. as I have always intended to have my copies bound up so as to make as complete a set as I could, I thought it best to do this now, before you begin to make use of them. I have therefore arranged them into 7. volumes, and propose to make the revisal of 1794. the 8th as you will see by the directions to the book binder. I have ordered the book to be delivered to you, merely that you may open it, see it’s contents, and by delivering them to the book binder acquire a right of pressing him to expedite his work. as to all the expenses I shall provide for them through the channel of mr Randolph. when done, take the whole collection, & keep it till it has answered your purpose. I mean to write you a particular statement of the contents of my collection & it’s deficiencies; but this requires more time than the departure of the waggon allows me. it shall follow by post because I am not without hopes you may have some duplicates from which you can spare copies to fill up the chasms of mine. Adieu affectionately. <br />
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P.S. mr Bran has formerly done a good deal of binding for me, and would take pains to serve an old customer well.  <br />
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I received last night your [[Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 January 1796|letter on the subject of the laws]], and certainly will trust you with any thing I have in the world. a waggon was going off this morning from hence to Varina, and I have exerted myself to send them by that. as I have always intended to have my copies bound up so as to make as complete a set as I could, I thought it best to do this now, before you begin to make use of them. I have therefore arranged them into 7. volumes, and propose to make the [[Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia|revisal of 1794]]. the 8th as you will see by the directions to the book binder. I have ordered the book to be delivered to you, merely that you may open it, see it’s contents, and by delivering them to the book binder acquire a right of pressing him to expedite his work. as to all the expenses I shall provide for them through the channel of mr Randolph. when done, take the whole collection, & keep it till it has answered your purpose. I mean to write you a particular statement of the contents of my collection & it’s deficiencies; but this requires more time than the departure of the waggon allows me. it shall follow by post because I am not without hopes you may have some duplicates from which you can spare copies to fill up the chasms of mine. Adieu affectionately.  
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P.S. mr Bran has formerly done a good deal of binding for me, and would take pains to serve an old customer well.   
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
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*''[[Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia|A Collection of All Such Acts of the General Assembly of Virginia]]''
 
*[[Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 January 1796]]
 
*[[Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 January 1796]]
 
*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 13 January 1796]]
 
*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 13 January 1796]]

Revision as of 21:02, 4 July 2015

"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 January 1796." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Letter text

Monticello Jan. 12. 96.

Th: J. to G. Wythe.

I received last night your letter on the subject of the laws, and certainly will trust you with any thing I have in the world. a waggon was going off this morning from hence to Varina, and I have exerted myself to send them by that. as I have always intended to have my copies bound up so as to make as complete a set as I could, I thought it best to do this now, before you begin to make use of them. I have therefore arranged them into 7. volumes, and propose to make the revisal of 1794. the 8th as you will see by the directions to the book binder. I have ordered the book to be delivered to you, merely that you may open it, see it’s contents, and by delivering them to the book binder acquire a right of pressing him to expedite his work. as to all the expenses I shall provide for them through the channel of mr Randolph. when done, take the whole collection, & keep it till it has answered your purpose. I mean to write you a particular statement of the contents of my collection & it’s deficiencies; but this requires more time than the departure of the waggon allows me. it shall follow by post because I am not without hopes you may have some duplicates from which you can spare copies to fill up the chasms of mine. Adieu affectionately.

P.S. mr Bran has formerly done a good deal of binding for me, and would take pains to serve an old customer well.

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