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To Thomas Jefferson from John Laval, 10 June 1822

Philadelphia June 10th 1822


I delivered, on the 10th of May, to Capt Richard Davis of the Schooner Lydia Davis of Richmond, a small Bundle containing the Books you demanded by your letter of the 26th of April. I wrote, on the 11th of May, to Coll Peyton, to whom I addressed the package inclosing in my letter the receipt of Capt Davis. I wrote also to you, on the same day, to advise you of my having fulfilled your Order, & remitted my Account, agreeably to your request.

As my letter has miscarried, though put into the Post-Office in my presence, as it appears by yours of the 5th instant just come to hand; I subjoin copy of said Letters & Account

I am with the highest consideration & respect Your very, humble Servant

John Laval

Dte Philada May 11th 1822


The Schooner Lydia DavisSails to Morrow, she is the first opportunity that has offered for Richmond since the receipt of your letter of the 26th ulto according to your direction, I delivered, yesterday, to the Captain (Richard Davis) one small bundle, to your address, care of Coll Peyton, containing the books you Ordered.—Herodotus, thucydides, Xenophon & Plutarch amounting, as per Bill inclose to $26..60/10

as some of the volumes are Rather thin, I put them, on an Average, at $1.40/100 instead of $1.50/100 I charged for Dio Cassius—you will observe that Plutarch is in 9 & not in 6 vols—the Error, in all probability, may be ascribed to my inadvertance in the memorandum I sent to you—

  I have Pausanias [. . .] like 16o 9 vols thick $4 .50
 Polybius  do do 4 dodto 6

they would add to your Collection—

I &c

Coll Peyton Richmond

Dte Philadelphia May 11th 1822


I delivered, yesterday, to Capt Richard Davis, of whom I annex the receipt, One Small Bundle of Books for Mr Jefferson, Which he requested me to direct to your Care. Respectfully your’s


Philadelphia May 11th 1822

Thomas Jefferson, Esq. Bot of John Laval for the late Concern of N. G. Dufief

Feby 2d Dio Cassius 4 vols 16o Sewed $6 
May 9. Thucydides 2 vols do do do } 19 vols. at $1.40/10 26. 60
Herodotus 3 do do do
Xenophon 5 do do do
Plutarch 9 do do do
$ 32. 60
there was due to you on your last remittance 1. 3
Which reduces the Balance in my favor to Dollars 31. 57


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