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==Letter text==
 
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Williamsburgh. 10 of July 1788
  
Dear Sir, &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Williamsburgh. 10 of July 1788<br />
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Dear Sir,
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;The books which you sent last [[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 16 September 1787|september]] did not arrive here until this day. They shall be distributed according to your appointment. For my part of them i owe many thanks but indeed, my good sir, such presents are too costly. P. Carr still attends me daily. i think him well advanced in the greek and latin languages. your directions for prosecution of his studies will be profitable to him and me too. the convention for discussing the american government sat almost two weeks. the result of their deliberations is inclosed with this. the general assembly also sat part of the same time. their meeting was occasioned by a refusal of the judges to execute an act for establishing district courts, which passed the preceding session. mr Paradise was pleased with the country and people here. but, after he heard of his daughter's, <br />
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The books which you sent last [[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 16 September 1787|september]] did not arrive here until this day. They shall be distributed according to your appointment. For my part of them i owe many thanks but indeed, my good sir, such presents are too costly. [[Peter Carr|P. Carr]] still attends me daily. i think him well advanced in the greek and latin languages. your directions for prosecution of his studies will be profitable to him and me too. the convention for discussing the american government sat almost two weeks. the result of their deliberations is inclosed with this. the general assembly also sat part of the same time. their meeting was occasioned by a refusal of the judges to execute an act for establishing district courts, which passed the preceding session. mr Paradise was pleased with the country and people here. but, after he heard of his daughter's,  
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJuly101788p2.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1788, pg 2." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib003634 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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ter’s death, the desires of all among us who knew him, could not prevale upon him to remain longer. to write is difficult and sometimes a little painful;—caused by a weakness in my right thumb. i should suppose it to be a gout which i had slightly once in the foot, but, that there is yet no swelling. this infirmity must apolize for the rarity and shortness of my letters. but for the same reason yours will be more acceptable: if any circumstance can make them more acceptable. i am,
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dear sir
  
ter’s death, the desires of all among us who knew him, could not prevale upon him to remain longer. to write is difficult and sometimes a little painful;—caused by a weakness in my right thumb. i should suppose it to be a gout which i had slightly once in the foot, but, that there is yet no swelling. this infirmity must apolize for the rarity and shortness of my letters. but for the same reason yours will be more acceptable: if any circumstance can make them more acceptable. i am, <br />
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your obliged humble servant<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;dear sir<br />
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[[George Wythe|G. Wythe]]<br />
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;your obliged humble servant<br />
 
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;G. Wythe<br />
 
 
Williamsburgh<br />
 
Williamsburgh<br />
10 july. 1788.<br />
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10 july. 1788.
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==See also==
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*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 16 September 1787]]
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*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 17 December 1789]]
  
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:PROOFED]]
 
[[Category:PROOFED]]

Revision as of 15:42, 4 July 2015

"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1788, pg 1." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Letter text

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Williamsburgh. 10 of July 1788

Dear Sir,

The books which you sent last september did not arrive here until this day. They shall be distributed according to your appointment. For my part of them i owe many thanks but indeed, my good sir, such presents are too costly. P. Carr still attends me daily. i think him well advanced in the greek and latin languages. your directions for prosecution of his studies will be profitable to him and me too. the convention for discussing the american government sat almost two weeks. the result of their deliberations is inclosed with this. the general assembly also sat part of the same time. their meeting was occasioned by a refusal of the judges to execute an act for establishing district courts, which passed the preceding session. mr Paradise was pleased with the country and people here. but, after he heard of his daughter's,

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"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 10 July 1788, pg 2." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

ter’s death, the desires of all among us who knew him, could not prevale upon him to remain longer. to write is difficult and sometimes a little painful;—caused by a weakness in my right thumb. i should suppose it to be a gout which i had slightly once in the foot, but, that there is yet no swelling. this infirmity must apolize for the rarity and shortness of my letters. but for the same reason yours will be more acceptable: if any circumstance can make them more acceptable. i am,

dear sir

your obliged humble servant
G. Wythe
Williamsburgh
10 july. 1788.

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