Difference between revisions of "Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797"

From Wythepedia: The George Wythe Encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 1: Line 1:
 +
[[File:WytheToJeffersonFebruary11797p1.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 1." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008770 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 +
==Letter text==
 
===Page 1===
 
===Page 1===
[[File:WytheToJeffersonFebruary11797p1.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 1." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008770 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
+
<blockquote>
 +
[[George Wythe|G. Wythe]] to [[Thomas Jefferson|Th. Jefferson]]
  
G. Wythe to Th. Jefferson<br />
+
I extracted, thirty years ago, from the [[Journals of the House of Commons|journals of the british house of commons]], the parliamentary rules of procedure, but left the copy of them among the papers belonging to the house of burgesses, among which a search for it at this day would be vain. since 1775 i have thought so little of those rules that my memory doth not enable me to supply such of them as may deserve your attention.  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I extracted, thirty years ago, from the journals of the british house of commons, the parliamentary rules of procedure, but left the copy of them among the papers belonging to the house of burgesses, among which a search for it at this day would be vain. since 1775 i have thought so little of those rules that my memory doth not enable me to supply such of them as may deserve your attention. <br />
+
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Brend, notwithstanding his repeated promises, to bind your acts, had not begun the work when you gave me leave to publish your [[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 16 January 1796|letter]] dated the 16 of january, in the last year. i then desired him not to procede without further orders; supposing you would not wish to have your copies bound, if the general assembly should consent to the complete edition proposed. A copy of that letter was <br />
+
Brend, notwithstanding his repeated promises, to bind your acts, had not begun the work when you gave me leave to publish your [[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 16 January 1796|letter]] dated the 16 of january, in the last year. i then desired him not to procede without further orders; supposing you would not wish to have your copies bound, if the general assembly should consent to the complete edition proposed. A copy of that letter was  
 +
</blockquote>
  
 
===Page 2===
 
===Page 2===
[[File:WytheToJeffersonFebruary11797p2.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 2." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008770 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
+
[[File:WytheToJeffersonFebruary11797p2.jpg|right|thumb|250px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 2." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib008770 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 +
<blockquote>
 +
delivered to every member of the legislature, the first day of the last session, or so soon as he came to town. nothing however was done in the business. [[John Marshall|J. Marshall]] and some other members told me that they hoped the assembly would consent, at the next session, to the complete edition. your copies are in my house, and shall be bound, if such be your desire. with unalterable affection, adieu. 1 of february, 1797.
 +
</blockquote>
  
delivered to every member of the legislature, the first day of the last session, or so soon as he came to town. nothing however was done in the business. J. Marshall and some other members told me that they hoped the assembly would consent, at the next session, to the complete edition. your copies are in my house, and shall be bound, if such be your desire. with unalterable affection, adieu. 1 of february, 1797.
+
==See also==
 +
*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 22 January 1797]]
 +
*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 29 May 1799]]
  
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:PROOFED]]
 
[[Category:PROOFED]]

Revision as of 21:23, 4 July 2015

"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 1." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Letter text

Page 1

G. Wythe to Th. Jefferson

I extracted, thirty years ago, from the journals of the british house of commons, the parliamentary rules of procedure, but left the copy of them among the papers belonging to the house of burgesses, among which a search for it at this day would be vain. since 1775 i have thought so little of those rules that my memory doth not enable me to supply such of them as may deserve your attention.

Brend, notwithstanding his repeated promises, to bind your acts, had not begun the work when you gave me leave to publish your letter dated the 16 of january, in the last year. i then desired him not to procede without further orders; supposing you would not wish to have your copies bound, if the general assembly should consent to the complete edition proposed. A copy of that letter was

Page 2

"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 1 February 1797, pg 2." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

delivered to every member of the legislature, the first day of the last session, or so soon as he came to town. nothing however was done in the business. J. Marshall and some other members told me that they hoped the assembly would consent, at the next session, to the complete edition. your copies are in my house, and shall be bound, if such be your desire. with unalterable affection, adieu. 1 of february, 1797.

See also