Thomas Jefferson Papers

Mathew Carey & Son to Thomas Jefferson, 5 July 1818

From Mathew Carey & Son

Philad. July 5. 1818—


Your favour of 28th inst. is recd

We had supposed that McMahon’s Gardening was forwarded per mail, when ordered by you, but upon examination, we find that the package had not been forwarded. It is now sent per mail, & we hope will arrive safe.—

Baron Grimm’s Memoirs cannot be obtained here either in French or English.—We can readily obtain it for you from London or Paris.—The price we do not know, but if you wish it in French, it will be very low.—

Your obd servts

M Carey & son

RC (MHi); in the hand of a representative of Mathew Carey & Son; endorsed by TJ as a letter from Mathew Carey “senr” received 19 July 1818 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Honoré Julien, 8 Nov. 1818, on verso; addressed (in a different hand): “Hon: Thos Jefferson Monticeleo Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 6 July.

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