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To Thomas Jefferson from John Laval, 3 March 1820

Philadelphia March 3d 1820


Having determined to reduce our Stock of Books, now on hand, Which I find too extensive for the present demands of the country, I offer to you, at a small advance on the Cost, All the Works you may Wish to obtain for your Library

I have Nautical Almanacs for 1820 & 1821, & more than a thousand volumes procured since the publication of our Catalogue

Sales are so dull that I can not raise, out of them, sufficient funds to meet my engagements; you will confer a particular favor in remitting to me, as soon as convenient, the amount of your Account.

I am with the highest Consideration & respect Sir,   your very humble Servant

John Laval

DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.

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