Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Frederick A. Mayo, 15 March 1819, with Jefferson’s Note

To Frederick A. Mayo, with Jefferson’s Note

Monticello Mar. 15. 19.


In my letter of Nov. 30. I requested all the dispatch in binding the books I sent you, which the solidity of the work would admit, and when ready that you would send me notice and your bill adding that1 with the order for payment I would direct how they should be forwarded. I have been in the daily expectation of recieving the bill and notice, and am impatient at being so long out of the use of my books. the sooner therefore you can give me the desired information the more acceptable will it be. in the mean time I salute you respectfully.

Th: Jefferson

[Notation by TJ:]

Mar. 17. wrote to him for Fonblanque’s Equity

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Joel Yancey to TJ; adjacent to signature: “Mr Mayo”; endorsed by TJ.

TJ’s letter to Mayo of mar. 17, not found, is not recorded in SJL.

1Preceding two words interlined in place of an interlined “and.”

Index Entries

  • A Treatise of Equity (Fonblanque) search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • Fonblanque, John de Grenier; A Treatise of Equity search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; binding of books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • law; books on search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; and books for TJ search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; binds books for TJ search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; letters to search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; letters to accounted for search