Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from John Laval, 24 September 1824

Philadelphia Septr 24th 1824


My Correspondent in London informed me, in June last, that Russell’s view of education & Baxter’s history of England were entirely out of print, and Girard’s plan of education could not be procured in any of the Bookstores.

I was so much mortified with my want of success that I have delayed, from day to day, to impart to you this unfavorable answer. I ask your pardon for my neglect, but can assure you that it would have been otherwise if I had been lucky enough to obtain the Works you desired.

I have established a regular intercourse with Paris, & expect invoices, every month, by the Packets from Havre to New York. If you have any commands for Books &a from France, I shall be very happy to fulfil your orders on very reasonable terms.

With the highest consideration & respect. Your very hble Servt

John Laval

There is in my books a balance, in your favor, of $.3. 75/100

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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