Monticello July 17. 21.
I thank you, dear Sir, for your kindness in recieving the consignment and notifying the arrival of my books. the invoice had come to my hands a few days before in a letter from mr Rush our Minister at London. this I now inclose with the request to deliver the box to Colo Peyton, who will be so kind as to pay the duty & other expences and forward them to me by waggon or boat whichever first occurs. with my thanks be pleased to accept the assurance of my great esteem & respect
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.