Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Laval, 1 April 1820

Philadelphia April 1st 1820.


 I Sent you, by this Morning’s Mail, Potter’s Æschyllus, 1 Vol. 8 vo boards, London Ed  $2.50

I Sold, two weeks since, the only copy I had of Potter’s Euripides 2 vols 8vo boards for $6–75=; &, after having ransacked all the Bookstores in the City, Only One Copy Could be found, bound Calf Extra, for Which they ask $10=, Which I Shall not Send, unless you order it. There is No Æschyllus, Greek & Latin, Except 1 Copy, 1 Vol. 18o Calf Extra, the Greek in the beginning of the Volume & the Latin, at the end, by itself = for $1–75; I will purchase it for you, if it Answers your purpose—

 I have Potter’s Grecian Antiquities, 2 large 8vo Vols boards, the only Copy in Philada, Which I offer to you at $ 7=
& Potter’s Sophocles 1. Vol. 8vo, boards, at $  3—
Wodhull’s Euripides 3 Vols 8vo Calf Gift ″ 12—
I am with the highest Consideration & respect Sir,   Your most humble Servant

John Laval

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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