Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 27 July 1796
The book binder Thomas Brend told George Wythe that Thomas Jefferson's 8th volume will be completed in two or three weeks. The committee appointed to collect and publish land and property laws decided to cease at the moment in the hopes that the general assembly will be willing to extend the work based on Jefferson's reasons given in his letter from January 16. Wythe asks Jefferson if he wants him to sent a copy of the letter sent in January to every member of the assembly.
Brend tells me he will finish the binding of your books in two or three weeks. The committee appointed to collect and publish the laws relating to lands and property, seeing your letter, in january, to me, declined proceding in the business, for the present, in hopes the general assembly may be persuaded by the reasons which you
you suggested to extend the work. will you permit me to deliver a printed copy of the letter to every member? you say you will take the trouble of procuring a copy of the mss not sent to me. adieu affectionately
27 of july, 1796.
- The American Bookbinders Museum