To Anthony Gerna
Paris May 18. 1788.
Not having heard from you since you left Paris I take the liberty of writing the present merely to ask whether I may expect from you the books of which I gave you a note. I also asked one of your catalogues of books printed in Dublin. Be so good as to send me a line in answer, inclosed to Mr. John Trumbull. No. 2. North street Rathbone place London. I am Sir your very humble servt.,
PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Gerna. Bookseller Dublin.” Enclosed in TJ to Trumbull, this date.
The note which TJ gave to Gerna has not been found; presumably it was written late in 1787: Gerna passed through Paris early in September and said that he would return in six weeks (Gerna to TJ, 8 Sep. 1787).