Difference between revisions of "Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793"

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[[File:JeffersonToWytheFebruary261787.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib002572 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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[[File:JeffersonToWytheFebruary261793.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib007117 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 
''Note: Jefferson made two copies of this letter.  The first copy is a press copy that he made from the one he sent to Wythe.  The second copy is one that he re-wrote in a neater hand from the press copy.  The first press copy is illegible in many places, not just to the eyes of Wythepedia, but, evidently, to the eyes of Jefferson himself.''
 
''Note: Jefferson made two copies of this letter.  The first copy is a press copy that he made from the one he sent to Wythe.  The second copy is one that he re-wrote in a neater hand from the press copy.  The first press copy is illegible in many places, not just to the eyes of Wythepedia, but, evidently, to the eyes of Jefferson himself.''
  
[[File:JeffersonToWytheFebruary261787.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1787." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib002572 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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==Letter text, 26 February 1787==
[[File:JeffersonToWytheFebruary261793.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib007117 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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===Page 1===
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Dear Sir,
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Philadelphia Feb. 26
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I have just now received your favor of [...] law is passed on the subject of patents which [...] Clarke to present his petition anew. This [...] in the newspaper within a few days. Having [...] it a slight reading in the Roll, I am unable [...] particular account of it [...]
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Your seal is promised in time [...] Giles on his return from Congress. Should the [...] fail in punctually you may still more days. Adieu my Dear Sir
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Yours affectionately
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Th: Jefferson
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P.S. Mr. Clarke’s letter within Meredith's affidavit is just received by the new law when a question arises on the <u>priority of invention</u>, the parties are to name referred to decide it.
  
Dear Sir&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Philadelphia Feb 26. 1793<br />
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Mr. Wythe.
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I have just now received your favor of […] law is passed on the subject of patents which […] Clarke to present his petition anew. This […] in the newspaper within a few days. Having […] it a slight reading in the Roll, I am unable […] particular account of it […] Your seal is promised in time […] Giles on his return from Congress. Should the […] fail in punctually you may still more days. Adiu<br />
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;My Dear Sir<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Yours affectionately <br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Th. Jefferson<br />
 
P.S. Mr. Clarke’s letter within Meredith’s affidavit is just received by the new law when a question arises on the <u>priority of invention</u>, the parties are to name referred to decide it.  <br />
 
  
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==External links==
  
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*[Thomas Jefferson to George Wythe, 26 February 1793,] Founders Online, National Archives.
 
[[Category: Letters to Wythe]]
 
[[Category: Letters to Wythe]]

Revision as of 14:53, 21 April 2014

File:JeffersonToWytheFebruary261787.jpg

"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

"Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 26 February 1793." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Note: Jefferson made two copies of this letter. The first copy is a press copy that he made from the one he sent to Wythe. The second copy is one that he re-wrote in a neater hand from the press copy. The first press copy is illegible in many places, not just to the eyes of Wythepedia, but, evidently, to the eyes of Jefferson himself.

Letter text, 26 February 1787

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Dear Sir,

Philadelphia Feb. 26

I have just now received your favor of [...] law is passed on the subject of patents which [...] Clarke to present his petition anew. This [...] in the newspaper within a few days. Having [...] it a slight reading in the Roll, I am unable [...] particular account of it [...]

Your seal is promised in time [...] Giles on his return from Congress. Should the [...] fail in punctually you may still more days. Adieu my Dear Sir

Yours affectionately

Th: Jefferson

P.S. Mr. Clarke’s letter within Meredith's affidavit is just received by the new law when a question arises on the priority of invention, the parties are to name referred to decide it.

Mr. Wythe.

External links

  • [Thomas Jefferson to George Wythe, 26 February 1793,] Founders Online, National Archives.