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[[George Wythe]] thanks [[Thomas Jefferson]] for sending him the '[[Rights of Man]]' pamphlet by Thomas Paine.  Wythe asks Jefferson to see if [[Wikipedia: Robert Scot| Robert Scot]]<ref name=Scot>Robert Scot, later appointed first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint by Jefferson, had previously fashioned a [[Seal of the College|seal for the College of William &amp; Mary]].</ref> would be able to make a [[Seal of the High Court of Chancery| seal for the High Court of Chancery]] no larger than a dollar which is around one inch in diameter.  Wythe sends [[Wikipedia: Benjamin West| Benjamin West]]'s design and tells Jefferson that he has the liberty to add to the seal anything he sees fit.  The General Assembly has provided twenty five pounds for the seal to be made which will be paid once the seal is received.
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p1.jpg|right|thumb|300px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 1." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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==Letter text==
 
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p1.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 1." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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[[George Wythe|G.W.]] to [[Thomas Jefferson|T.J.]]  
  
G.W. to T.J. <br />
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I thank you for the '[[Rights of Man|rights of man]]', which you sent to me. when you have leisure, i beg the favour of you to employ [[wikipedia:Robert Scot|mr Scott]], or some other good hand, to make a [[Seal of the High Court of Chancery|seal to our court of chancery]].<ref name=Scot></ref> the diameter of it i would  
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;I thank you for the 'rights of man', which you sent to me. when you have leisure, i beg the favour of you to employ mr Scott, or some other good hand, to make a seal to our court of chancery. the diameter of it i would  
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p2.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 2." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p2.jpg|right|thumb|250px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 2." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 
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would not have more than that of a dollar. i send the design by mr West. put any part of it, or any thing else of which you more approve, on the seal. the assembly have given twenty five pounds for the work, which shall be paid on sight of  
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would not have more than that of a dollar. i send the design by [[wikipedia:Benjamin West|mr West]]. put any part of it, or any thing else of which you more approve, on the seal. the assembly have given twenty five pounds for the work, which shall be paid on sight of  
 
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p3.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 3." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p3.jpg|right|thumb|250px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 3." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 
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of the performer’s order. i am your grateful friend, and cordial well-wisher.
 
of the performer’s order. i am your grateful friend, and cordial well-wisher.
 
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[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p4.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 4." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 
[[File:WytheToJeffersonJune151792p4.jpg|right|thumb|200px|<p>"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 4." Image from the [http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mss/mtj.mtjbib006303 Library of Congress,] ''The Thomas Jefferson Papers.''</p>]]
 
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Mr Jefferson
 
Mr Jefferson
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==See also==
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*''[[Rights of Man]]''
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*[[Seal of the High Court of Chancery]]
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*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 14 March 1791]]
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*[[Thomas Jefferson to Wythe, 12 July 1792]]
  
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==References==
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[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
 
[[Category:Letters from Wythe]]
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[[Category:Letters and Papers]]
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[[Category:Wythe's Signature]]

Latest revision as of 16:56, 10 March 2018

George Wythe thanks Thomas Jefferson for sending him the 'Rights of Man' pamphlet by Thomas Paine. Wythe asks Jefferson to see if Robert Scot[1] would be able to make a seal for the High Court of Chancery no larger than a dollar which is around one inch in diameter. Wythe sends Benjamin West's design and tells Jefferson that he has the liberty to add to the seal anything he sees fit. The General Assembly has provided twenty five pounds for the seal to be made which will be paid once the seal is received.

"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 1." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Letter text

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G.W. to T.J.

I thank you for the 'rights of man', which you sent to me. when you have leisure, i beg the favour of you to employ mr Scott, or some other good hand, to make a seal to our court of chancery.[1] the diameter of it i would

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"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 2." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

would not have more than that of a dollar. i send the design by mr West. put any part of it, or any thing else of which you more approve, on the seal. the assembly have given twenty five pounds for the work, which shall be paid on sight of

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"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 3." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

of the performer’s order. i am your grateful friend, and cordial well-wisher.

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"Wythe to Thomas Jefferson, 15 June 1792, pg 4." Image from the Library of Congress, The Thomas Jefferson Papers.

Mr Jefferson

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Robert Scot, later appointed first Chief Engraver of the United States Mint by Jefferson, had previously fashioned a seal for the College of William & Mary.