Monticello Feb. 19. 22.
The package which accompanies this is of the 2. first volumes of a work, of which I will send the two last by the next mail to avoid burthening it too much at a time. I like the stile of the last bindings you did for me from a plain yellow model I sent you, making the backs a little richer. be so good as to do these in the same way as expeditiously as is admitted by the solid pressing which I value and return them two at a time [. . .] different mails. accept my friendly salutations.
pare the margins with freedom
[notation by TJ:] Mar. 2. 22. wrote to him for Johnson & Warner’s edn of 1813. of Johnson’s dict.