Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Delaplaine to Thomas Jefferson, 22 December 1818

From Joseph Delaplaine

Decr 22. 1818

Dr sir,

I hope you may1 be pleased with the 3d half vol. of the Repository which I this day send to you.—Can you favour me with a line?

Yours with perfect esteem

Joseph Delaplaine

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; addressed: “Thos Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; endorsed by TJ as received 31 Dec. 1818 and so recorded in SJL; additional notation by TJ beneath endorsement: “1817. Oct. 30. I inclosed to Delaplaine 12.D. for the first 3. Nos @ 4.D. a number: so this is pd for.” 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. 2, pt. 1.

1Manuscript: “my.”

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