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The Papers of Thomas Jefferson, Retirement Series: Volume 7:
28 November 1813 to 30 September 1814
Thomas Jefferson
Edited by J. Jefferson Looney

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword vii Acknowledgments ix Editorial Method and Apparatus xi Maps xxxix Illustrations xliii Jefferson Chronology 2

1813

To Destutt de Tracy, 28 November 3
From Joseph C. Cabell, 29 November 5
To Pierre Samuel Du Pont de Nemours, 29 November 6
To Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 30 November 9
To Lafayette, 30 November 13
From Judith Lomax, 30 November 16
From John Clarke, 2 December 16
From John Adams, 3 December 23
From David Ramsay, 3 December 28
From George Hay, 6 December 29
To Alexander von Humboldt, 6 December 29
From Edward Ross, 6 December 32
From Joseph C. Cabell, 8 December 33
To Madame de Tessé, 8 December 33
From Thomas Leiper, 9 December 36
From George Logan, 9 December 38
Account with Reuben Perry, 10 December 44
From John C. Pryor, 10 December 45
From John Barnes, 12 December 46
From Samuel M. Burnside, 13 December 47
From Bela Fosgate, with Note from David Holt, 13 December 48
To Isaac Cox Barnet, 14 December 50
To Valentín de Foronda, 14 December 50
To François André Michaux, 14 December 52
To Alexis Marie Rochon, 14 December 53
To André Thoüin, 14 December 54
To Julian Ursin Niemcewicz, 15 December 56
From Horatio G. Spafford, 17 December 57
From Elizabeth Trist, 17 December 59
From Paul Allen, 18 December 63
From John Adams, 19 December 64
From John Devereux DeLacy, 19 December 68
From Sir Egerton Leigh, 19 December 68
From Patrick Gibson, 21 December 69
From John Melish, 21 December 70
From William Champe Carter, 22 December 70
To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 22 December 71
To Patrick Gibson, 24 December 72
From Shotwell & Kinder, 24 December 72
From John Adams, 25 December 73
To Mary Lewis, 25 December 78
To Charles Clay, 28 December 79
From Charles Willson Peale, 28 December 79
From Patrick Gibson, 29 December 86
To Philip Mazzei, 29 December 87
To David Bailie Warden, 29 December 90
From David A. Leonard, 30 December 93
Account with William & Reuben Mitchell, [ca. 31 December] 94

1814

To John E. Hall, 1 January 95
To Thomas Leiper, 1 January 96
To Archibald Thweatt, 1 January 99
To Walter Jones, 2 January 100
From Thomas Leiper, 2 January 104
From David A. Leonard, 2 January 105
From Isaac McPherson, 2 January 106
To John Graham, 6 January 107
From Oliver Evans, 7 January, enclosing Oliver Evans’s Petition to the United States Congress, [by 28 December 1813] 107
From Robert M. Patterson, 7 January 113
To Charles Clay, 8 January 114
From Patrick Gibson, 8 January 114
To Samuel M. Burnside, 9 January 115
From Charles Clay, 9 January 116
To Louis H. Girardin, 9 January 116
From Thomas Hornsby, 9 January, enclosing Statement by Elizabeth Henderson, 25 December 1813 117
To John Pintard, 9 January 119
From Joseph R. Darnall, 10 January 121
To Walter Jones, 10 January 122
From William Johnson, 12 January 123
To Patrick Gibson, 13 January 123
To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 13 January 124
To Thomas Cooper, 16 January 124
To Oliver Evans, 16 January 131
To Joseph C. Cabell, 17 January 133
From Joseph Wheaton, 17 January 135
From William Short, 18 January 135
From Thomas Clark, 19 January 139
From Patrick Gibson, 19 January 141
To David A. Leonard, 20 January 141
To Robert M. Patterson, 20 January 142
To Sir Egerton Leigh, 21 January 143
To John Melish, 21 January 143
From Joseph C. Cabell, 23 January 144
To John Adams, 24 January 146
From Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 24 January 151
From John Manners, 24 January 152
To Richard Randolph, 25 January 154
To John Staples, 25 January 154
From Mathew Carey, 26 January 155
To Patrick Gibson, 26 January 155
To Joseph Wheaton, 26 January 156
To William Champe Carter, 27 January 157
To John Clarke, 27 January 158
To James Monroe, 27 January 159

From William Cocke, 28 January 160
From Elias Earle, 28 January, enclosing Henry Dearborn’s Statement Regarding Elias Earle’s Ironworks, 29 March 1812 162
From Robert Mills, 28 January 165
To William Short, 28 January 166
From Horatio G. Spafford, 28 January 169
To John Barnes, 29 January 169
From Oliver Evans, 29 January 170
To Joseph Graham, 29 January 174
To James Lyons, 29 January 174
To Archibald Thweatt, 29 January 175
To Joseph C. Cabell, 31 January 176
To Samuel Greenhow, 31 January 178
To Elizabeth Trist, 1 February 178
To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 3 February 179
Notes on Account with David Higginbotham, [ca. 3 February] 180
From Jason Chamberlain, 4 February 181
From Samuel Greenhow, 4 February 182
From Joseph C. Cabell, 5 February 184
From Samuel Brown, 8 February 186
From Patrick Gibson, 8 February 188
From John Barnes, 9 February 189
To Mathew Carey, 10 February 190
To Thomas Clark, 10 February 190
To Thomas Cooper, 10 February 190
To Shotwell & Kinder, 10 February 191
From John Barnes, 11 February 192
From Samuel R. Demaree, 13 February 194
From James Madison, 13 February 196
From James Monroe, 14 February 197
From William Bentley, 16 February 198
To Elias Earle, 16 February 199
From Walter Jones, 16 February 200
To James Madison, 16 February 203
To James Madison, 17 February 203
To Robert Mills, 17 February 204
From Richard Randolph, 18 February 204
From Arabella Graham, 20 February 204
From Gideon Granger, 22 February 205
To John Manners, 22 February 207
To John Barnes, 23 February 211
To Patrick Gibson, 23 February 212
To William Short, 23 February 212

From William DuVal, 24 February 213
From Lafayette, 25 February 215
From Patrick Gibson, 26 February 215
From John Barnes, 27 February 215
From John Adams, February 216
From Patrick Gibson, 2 March 222
From John Graham, 2 March 222
From William Short, 3 March 223
From Martin Dawson & Company, 4 March 225
From Elizabeth Trist, 5 March 226
From William Wardlaw, 5 March 228
From Charles Burrall, 6 March 229
From Joseph C. Cabell, 6 March 230
From Martin Dawson & Company, 6 March 231
From Charles Burrall, [7 March] 231
From Thomas Clark, 7 March 232
From George Frederick Augustus Hauto, 7 March 232
From John Barnes, 8 March 233
To Gideon Granger, 9 March 234
To James Madison, 10 March 238
Recommendation of William McClure by Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Mann Randolph, 12 March 240
From Patrick Gibson, 13 March 241
From John E. Hall, 15 March 241
To William Bentley, 16 March 242
To Henry M. Brackenridge, 16 March 242
To Charles Burrall, 16 March 243
To Jason Chamberlain, 16 March 243
To James Madison, 16 March 244
To Henry Muhlenberg, 16 March 244
From Samuel P. Parsons, 16 March 246
To Charles J. Ingersoll, 17 March 247
To Horatio G. Spafford, 17 March 248
To William Wardlaw, 17 March 249
To Louis H. Girardin, 18 March 250
Notes on Napier’s Theorem, [ca. 18 March] 253
To James Barbour, 20 March 256
To Thomas Clark, 20 March 256
From Thomas Cooper, 20 March 257
To Nicolas G. Dufief, 20 March 259
To Samuel Pleasants, 20 March 260
From Isaac A. Coles, 21 March 260
To John Barnes, 22 March 261
To John Barnes, 22 March 261

From Charles Burrall, 22 March 262
From David Gelston, 22 March 263
To Patrick Gibson, 22 March 263
From Horatio G. Spafford, 22 March 264
The Founding of the University of Virginia: Albemarle Academy, 1803-1816 264
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 25 March 266
From Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 25 March 268
From Patrick Gibson, 26 March 268
To George Frederick Augustus Hauto, 26 March 268
To James Madison, 26 March 269
From James J. Pleasants (for Samuel Pleasants), 26 March 270
To William Short, 26 March 271
From Benjamin Galloway, 30 March 272
From Horatio G. Spafford, 30 March 273
From Benjamin Taylor, enclosing Benjamin Taylor’s Annotated Drawings of Underwater Mines, [30] March 276
From William Cook, 31 March 280
To Benjamin Smith Barton, 3 April 281
To Nicolas G. Dufief, 3 April 282
To David Gelston, 3 April 282
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 5 April 282
From John Barnes, 5 April 283
From Nicolas G. Dufief, enclosing Account with Nicolas G. Dufief, 6 April 284
From Peter Carr, [received 7 April] 286
From José Corrêa da Serra, 10 April 287
From George Divers, 11 April 288
From Benjamin Smith Barton, 12 April 288
From Bradford & Inskeep, 12 April, enclosing Account with Bradford & Inskeep, 7 April 289
To Patrick Gibson, 12 April 290
From Luis de Onís, 13 April 291
From William Wardlaw, 13 April 292
From Nicolas G. Dufief, 14 April 292
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 15 April 293
From John Barnes, 16 April 294
From Joseph Delaplaine, 16 April 295
To William Shirman, 16 April 297

From Thomas Leiper, 17 April 297
To John H. Cocke, 19 April 300
From John H. Cocke, 19 April 301
To José Corrêa da Serra, 19 April 301
From Joseph Delaplaine, 19 April 302
To Nicolas G. Dufief, 19 April 303
To Benjamin Galloway, 19 April 305
To Samuel P. Parsons, 19 April 306
From Patrick Gibson, 20 April 307
From John Rhea, 20 April 307
From David Gelston, 21 April 307
From Augustus B. Woodward, 21 April 308
From Augustus B. Woodward, 22 April 308
From Hugh Holmes, 23 April 309
Joseph Jones Monroe to James Monroe, 23 April 310
From Horatio G. Spafford, 24 April 313
To John Barnes, 25 April 314
From Charles Caldwell, 25 April 317
From John Waldo, 25 April 319
To José Corrêa da Serra, 26 April 320
From David Isaacs, 26 April 321
To Horatio G. Spafford, 26 April 322
From John Barnes, 27 April 323
From Nicolas G. Dufief, 27 April 324
To Samuel Brown, 28 April 325
To Luis de Onís, 28 April 326
From Charles Caldwell, 30 April 328
From Francis Corbin, 30 April 329
From Joseph Delaplaine, 30 April 330
From William Shirman, 30 April 331
From Abraham Small, 30 April 331
To Louis H. Girardin, 1 May 332
From David Isaacs, 1 May 332
From John Barnes, 2 May 333
From John Barnes, 2 May 334
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 3 May 335
To Joseph Delaplaine, 3 May 340

From Thomas Law, 3 May 342
From Joseph H. Nicholson, 3 May 343
From John F. Watson, 3 May 344
From Samuel Brown, 4 May 345
From Patrick Gibson, 4 May 346
To John Staples, 4 May 346
From Joseph Wheaton, 4 May 347
From John T. Mason, 5 May 347
To William Richardson, 6 [May] 349
From David Bailie Warden, 6 May 349
From James Monroe, 7 May 351
To Craven Peyton, 7 May, enclosing John Henderson’s Deed of Milton Property to Craven Peyton, 17 November 1807 351
To John Barnes, 8 May 353
To George W. Campbell, 8 May 354
To James Monroe, 8 May 355
To Bernard Peyton, 8 May 356
To William Cook, 9 May 356

From Jason Chamberlain, 10 May 357
To Hugh Chisholm, 10 May 357
From George Creager, 10 May 358
From James Madison, 10 May 359
To Craven Peyton, 10 May 360
From Abraham Howard Quincy, 10 May 361
From John Barnes, 13 May 363
From Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 15 May 363
To Henry Dearborn, 17 May 364
To John Langdon, 17 May 365
To James Madison, 17 May 365
To William Short, 17 May 366
To John F. Watson, 17 May 367
To John Adams, 18 May 368
From John Barnes, 18 May 369
To Daniel D. Tompkins, 18 May 370
To Francis Corbin, 20 May 370
To Abraham Small, 20 May, enclosing Eugene Aram’s Defense at his Trial for Murder, [3 August 1759] 373
To Joseph H. Nicholson, 21 May 379
From Hugh Chisholm, 22 May 380
From John Barnes, 24 May 380
From James Mease, 24 May 381
To George Creager, 28 May 382
From John Vaughan, 28 May 383
From Henry M. Brackenridge, 30 May 383
From Thomas Cooper, 31 May 385
Account with William Steptoe, 1 June 387
From John F. Watson, 2 June 388
From Luis de Onís, 3 June 390
From John Wilson, 3 June 398
From William Barton, 6 June 398
To Martha Jefferson Randolph, 6 June 400
From Robert Mills, 7 June 401
To Patrick Gibson, 9 June 401
From William Short, 9 June 402
To William Thornton, 9 June 405
From Dudley Leavitt, enclosing Dudley Leavitt’s Table for Determining the Moon’s Quarters, 10 June 407
To Elizabeth Trist, 10 June 409
To Charles Caldwell, 12 June 410
From Patrick Gibson, 13 June 412
To Thomas Law, 13 June 412
From Jean Baptiste Say, 15 June 416
From John Barnes, 16 June 421
From William H. Crawford, 16 June 422
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 17 June 426
From David Bailie Warden, 18 June 427
From Joseph Delaplaine, 19 June 429
To Christopher Clark, 21 June 430
To Archibald Robertson, 21 June 430
From John Barnes, enclosing Tadeusz Kosciuszko’s Account with John Barnes, 22 June 431
To Patrick Gibson, 22 June 433
From Levett Harris, 22 June 433
To Archibald Robertson, 22 June 434
From Archibald Robertson, 22 June 435
From Israel B. Kursheedt, 24 June 435
From William Lambert, 24 June 436
From John Barnes, 27 June 437
From William Thornton, 27 June 438
To Baring Brothers & Company, 28 June 439
To John Barnes, 28 June 440
From David Isaacs, 28 June 441
To Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 28 June 442
To Robert Mills, [28] June 443
To Joseph Delaplaine, 29 June 444
To James Mease, 29 June 444
To Robert Patterson, 29 June 446

To John Wilson, 29 June 446
To William Barton, 30 June 446
To Jason Chamberlain, 1 July 447
To Joseph Darmsdatt, 1 July 448
To William Shirman, 1 July 448
To John Waldo, 1 July 449
To Louis H. Girardin, 2 July 450
To William Duane, 3 July 450
To John Adams, 5 July 451
From John Barnes, 7 July 456
From Patrick Gibson, 7 July 457
To Louis H. Girardin, 7 July 458
From Thomas Lehré, 7 July 459
To Patrick Gibson, 8 July, with Note on Corn Contracts, 9 July 459
From James W. Wallace, 8 July 460
From Hugh Holmes, 10 July 460
To Jeremiah A. Goodman, 11 July 461
From Thomas C. Flournoy, 12 July, enclosing Thomas C. Flournoy’s Fourth of July Speech, [4 July] 462
From Thomas Law, 12 July 467
From John Barnes, [ca. 13] July 469
From John Barnes, 13 July 470
From Patrick Gibson, 13 July 472
From Destutt de Tracy, [14] July 472
From Tadeusz Kosciuszko, 14 July 475
From John Adams, 16 July 476
To John Wayles Eppes, 16 July 482
From John Crookes, 20 July 484
To Joseph Miller, 21 July 484
To Andrew Moore, 21 July 485
To Robert Patterson, 23 July 486
To William Thornton, 23 July 486
From James Monroe, 25 July 487
To William Richardson, 25 July 488
From David Bailie Warden, 25 July 488
From Patrick Gibson, 27 July 491
From James Mease, 27 July 492
From William Wirt, 27 July, enclosing Patrick Henry’s Stamp Act Resolves, 30 May 1765, with Notes by William Wirt 492
From Joseph Delaplaine, 28 July 497
From John Barnes, 29 July 499
From Elizabeth Trist, 29 July 500
From Frank Carr, 31 July 502
From Edward Coles, 31 July 503
To Baron Karl von Moll, 31 July 505
From David Bailie Warden, 1 August 505
From William Thornton, 2 August, enclosing Walter Janes to William Thornton, 12 [July], and William Thornton to George Greer, 2 August 506
To Robert Gillespie, 3 August 509
To James Monroe, 3 August 510
From Augustus B. Woodward, 3 August 511
From William Barton, 4 August 511
From George Hargraves, 4 August 512
To John H. Cocke, 5 August 513
From James Ogilvie, [ca. 5 August] 514
To Reuben Perry, 5 August 514

To John Watts, 5 August 515
To Patrick Gibson, 7 August 516
To Lancelot Minor, 7 August 518
Promissory Note to Hugh Nelson, 7 August 519
To Samuel M. Burnside, 8 August 520
To John Crookes, 8 August 521
To Thomas C. Flournoy, 8 August 522
To Joseph Delaplaine, 9 August 522
From George Greer, 9 August 523
To Thomas Lehré, 9 August 524
From Thomas Ritchie, 9 August 525
To Gilbert Stuart, 9 August 525
From William Duane, enclosing William Duane’s Notes on the Expediency of Using Black Troops, 11 August 527
From John Nicholas, 12 August 534
To Craven Peyton, 13 August 535
From Peter Carr, 14 August 535
From Lafayette, 14 August, enclosing Lafayette to an Unidentified Correspondent, 22 May 536
To William Wirt, 14 August 544
To Major Clayton, 15 August 551
To Patrick Gibson, 15 August 551
To Thomas Ritchie, 15 August 552
From John Barnes, 16 August 553
To Nicolas G. Dufief, 16 August 554
To Patrick Gibson, 16 August 555
To William Barton, 17 August 555
To Bradford & Inskeep, 17 August 556
From William Caruthers, 17 August 556
From Thomas Cooper, 17 August 557
To Peter Cottom, 17 August 561
From Joseph Delaplaine, 17 August 562
To William Duane, 17 August 564
From John L. E. W. Shecut, 17 August 565
To William Thornton, 17 August 568
To John F. Watson, 17 August 568
To Augustus B. Woodward, 17 August 569
To John T. Mason, 18 August 569
Minutes of the Albemarle Academy Board of Trustees, 19 August 570
To John Barnes, 20 August 572
To Patrick Gibson, 20 August 572
From Miles King, 20 August 573
To William Short, 20 August 591
To James W. Wallace, 20 August 593
To William Wardlaw, 20 August 594
To John C. Carter, 21 August 594
To Nicolas G. Dufief, 21 August 595
From Samuel M. Burnside, 22 August 595
To Thomas Hornsby, 22 August 596
To David Michie, 22 August 597
From Jean Baptiste Say, 22 August 598
From Charles Yancey, 22 August 600
To Dabney Carr, 24 August 601
From Patrick Gibson, 24 August 602
From William Wardlaw, 24 August 602
To Edward Coles, 25 August 603
To Thomas Cooper, 25 August 606
To Caspar Wistar, 25 August 607
From John H. Cocke, 27 August 608
To Isaac A. Coles, 27 August 609
To Joseph Delaplaine, enclosing Thomas Jefferson’s Extract from Theodor de Bry’s Preface to Americae Pars Quinta, with a Drawing Depicting Christopher Columbus, and Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the Likeness of Christopher Columbus, 28 August 611
To Louis H. Girardin, 28 August 616

From John Barnes, 29 August 617
From Daniel F. Carr, 29 August 618
To Daniel F. Carr, 29 August 619
To Samuel Carr, 29 August 619
To William Caruthers, 29 August 620
To George Hargraves, 29 August 620
From James W. Wallace, 29 August 621
To Charles Yancey, 29 August 624
To Charles Yancey, 29 August 625
To John Minor, 30 August, including an earlier letter to Bernard Moore, [ca. 1773?] 625
From Jeremiah Yancey (for Charles Yancey), 30 August 632
From Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 31 August 632
From Nicolas G. Dufief, 1 September 633
From Edward Caffarena, 5 September 634
To Craven Peyton, 6 September 634
To Thomas Jefferson Randolph, [6 September] 635
To Peter Carr, 7 September 636
From John Wayles Eppes, 7 September 642
From James W. Wallace, 7 September 642
From John Minor, 8 September 643
From Thomas B. Wait & Sons, 8 September 644
From Nicolas G. Dufief, 9 September 646
To Francis Eppes, 9 September 647
To John Wayles Eppes, 9 September 648
From Thomas Jefferson Randolph, 9 September 649
To Thomas Cooper, 10 September 649
From John C. Carter, 12 September 655
From James W. Wallace, 13 September 656
From Donald Fraser, 14 September 656
From Thomas Cooper, [ca. 15 September] 657
From Thomas Cooper, 15 September 657
Thomas Cooper’s Notes on University Curricula [ca. 15-22 September] 666
From Horatio G. Spafford, 15 September 668
From Joseph C. Cabell, 17 September 669
From José Corrêa da Serra, 20 September 671
Deposition of Craven Peyton in Jefferson v. Michie, 20 September 672
Deposition of Richard Price in Jefferson v. Michie, 20 September 676
From Thomas Cooper, 21 September 678
The Sale of Thomas Jefferson’s Library to Congress 679
I. To Samuel H. Smith, 21 September 681
II. To Samuel H. Smith, 21 September 681
From John Vaughan, [received 21 September] 684
From Thomas Cooper, 22 September 684
To Joseph C. Cabell, 23 September 689
To James Madison, 24 September 691
From Philip Mazzei, 24 September 693
From Joseph Milligan, 24 September 697
To James Monroe, 24 September 699
To John L. E. W. Shecut, 25 September 700
To Thomas B. Wait, 25 September 701
From Edward Coles, 26 September 702
To Miles King, 26 September 704
From Samuel E. Mifflin, [ca. 26 September] 706
Statement of Albemarle County Taxes and Court Fees, 27 September 708
To Dabney Carr, 27 September 709
To Patrick Gibson, 27 September 710
From Samuel E. Mifflin, [ca. 27 September] 710
To James Oldham, 27 September 712
To Richard Randolph, 27 September 712
To Thomas Ritchie, 27 September 713
To John Barnes, 30 September 713
To Joseph C. Cabell, 30 September 714
José Corrêa da Serra’s Memorandum on Religious Education, [after 30 September] 714
From Patrick Gibson, 30 September 716

Appendix: Supplemental List of Documents Not Found 719
Index 721

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