Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Laval, 4 June 1819

To John Laval

Monticello June 4. 19.


What I said in my letter on the subject of Grimm, was really not meant to draw from you a reduction of price as I rarely ask for le dernier mot; but as you have had the complaisance to offer an abatement, I will take the book at the price of 34.50 D proposed by you. be so good as to send it by water through Capt Bernard Peyton as before, and if you will send me a statement of my account as it will then stand, I will remit it’s amount: I tender you my salutations of esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (PPAmP: Thomas Jefferson Papers). RC (estate of Joseph M. Fox, Philadelphia, 1946); address cover only; addressed: “Mr John Laval Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 4 June; endorsed by Laval. PoC (DLC); on verso of reused address cover to TJ; endorsed by TJ.

le dernier mot: “the last word.”

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  • books; of correspondence search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; account with J. Laval search
  • Laval, John; account with TJ search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters to search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search