Thomas Jefferson Papers

Frederick A. Mayo to Thomas Jefferson, 19 March 1819

From Frederick A. Mayo

Richmond the 19. March 1819.

Respected Sir

Your favour of the 15th has been received—The box bound books has been delivered to Mr Peyton some time ago, he promised me to forward the same by a carefull person which he has done, about seven Days ago; haveing made various inquires before, to forward the same, the books no doubt will be delivered verry shortly, if they have not been all ready, and hope to your honours satisfaction—My Acount would have been forwarded before, but wishing your honour to receive and inspect the books, was the cause of not sending in my bill before—I regret verry much in not acquainting your honour, of the cause of the delay, the books where ready for delivery more then a month but could obtain no proper chance to forward the same—

If any part of the work should not be particular to your wish and satisfaction, have the goodness to inform me, so that I may correct the same, Should we be favoured with more binding hereafter

Your most humble Servant

Frederick A Mayo

NB. We have taken the liberty to average the books bound, not recollecting the particular Sizes, in consequence of the loss of first Statement of the same—Should your honour find any Quarto Vols among the number, have the goodness to add 37½ cents per copie for binding—Should we through that cirumstance have charged too much pleas to make the deduction
Your honours favour of the 17 Marh has been received and I am sorrow to state, that we have not a copie, left, did try in every book store, but could not obtain it, I have two copies coming, and shall forward one, as soone as porseable
(March 22)

Hon: Tho. Jefferson,
 To Fred. A. Mayo Dr
 To Binding 28 Books ½ bound & lettered 62½  $17 .50
  〃 ditto 1 Vol Deucemoextra gilt 0 .87½
$18 .37½ 1

RC (MHi); addressed (with omitted opening parenthesis editorially supplied): “The Hon: Tho: Jefferson Monticello (Milton) Virginia”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 22 Mar.; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Mar. 1819 and so recorded in SJL.

For the duodecimo (deucemo) edition of the correspondence of Hernán Cortés done in extra gilt binding, see TJ to Mayo, 30 Nov. 1818, and note to TJ to Lewis D. Belair, 27 Oct. 1818.

1Beneath table TJ inserted an additional entry, “Fonblanque 7,” the work he had ordered in his missing letter to Mayo of 17 Mar. 1819 (see note printed at TJ to Mayo, 15 Mar. 1819). Then, under a rule, TJ gave the new total as $25.37½.

Index Entries

  • A Treatise of Equity (Fonblanque) search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • Charles V, Holy Roman emperor; correspondence of search
  • Correspondance de Fernand Cortès avec l’empereur Charles-Quint (trans. Flavigny) search
  • Cortés, Hernán; correspondence of search
  • Flavigny, Gratien Jean Baptiste Louis, vicomte de; translatesCorrespondance de Fernand Cortès avec l’empereur Charles-Quint search
  • Fonblanque, John de Grenier; A Treatise of Equity search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; binding of books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; account with F. A. Mayo 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 from search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; TJ’s account with search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and goods for TJ search