Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 14 October 1817

From Joseph Delaplaine

Philadelphia October 14h 1817.

Dear sir,

I have the pleasure of sending to you herewith, your second number of the Repository which contains your portrait & life. With both of which I hope you will be pleased.—

I should be happy to hear from you, for my own private satisfaction, respecting the merits of the 2d no

My work is so very expensive that it keeps me constantly, even oftentimes without market money.—

I take the liberty of requesting you to send me by mail Eight dollars for your first & second numbers.—Every little helps me.—

Hoping to hear from you soon, with my highest regards to Mrs Randolph, the Colo & family, I remain, Dr sir

yours with unalterable respect and esteem

Joseph Delaplaine

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thos Jefferson Eqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 20 Oct. 1817 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosure: Delaplaine’s Repository description begins Joseph Delaplaine, Delaplaine’s Repository of the Lives and Portraits of Distinguished Americans, Philadelphia, 1816–18, 2 vols.; Poor, Jefferson’s Library, 4 (no. 139) description ends , vol. 1, pt. 2.

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