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Letter, 1803 November 14, Petersburg, [Virginia] to Thomas Jefferson, Washington [D.C.].

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Author: Prentis, William
Abstract: Been informed that Burke communicated to Jefferson his intention to write a "History of Virginia"; procuring necessary materials has been an obstacle to self in same work; Mr. Madison of Williamsburg declined work 3 years ago; Mr. Burke has first volume ready; believes Burke's residence in this country too short; Burke requested him to publish his "History"; wishes Jefferson, Gov. Page and Mr. Madison would read and review it; expects to be paid, but Mr. Burke is at liberty to have it printed elsewhere; would like an answer as Mr. Burke and self wish to begin publication as soon as possible.
Issued Date: 1803-11-14
Subjects: Burk, John, d. 1808
Page, John, 1744-1808
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826--Correspondence
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10288/15317
Citation: Tucker-Coleman Papers: Series 2 Thomas Jefferson Correspondence, Special Collections Research Center, Swem Library, College of William and Mary.

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