Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mathew Carey & Son to Thomas Jefferson, 18 April 1818

From Mathew Carey & Son

Philada April 18. 1818


Your favour of the 8th we have duly Recd

The Books in question have been regularly forwarded according to order—& we have no doubt will shortly reach your hands.

Very respectfully, Your obt hble servts

M Carey & son

They were forwarded in a box to1 F. A. Mayo, Richmond, Jan 13.2 on which day, Capt Peyton was advised that such a parcel was addressed to his care.—

RC (MHi); in Mathew Carey’s hand, with postscript written by a different representative of Mathew Carey & Son adjacent to closing and signature; dateline in Carey’s hand at foot of text; at head of text in Carey’s hand: “Thomas Jefferson, Esqr”; notation by TJ on verso pertaining to his reply to Carey of 10 May 1818: “Addresses to mr A. Chipman Virg. Delph. Vir. illustr. Hardie McMahon”; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Carey Matthew” received 6 May 1818 and so recorded in SJL.

TJ’s favour of the 8th has not been found and is not recorded in SJL.

1Preceding four words interlined in place of “to care of.”

2Thus in manuscript, with “April 13.” presumably intended.

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