Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 24 June 1819

From John Laval

Philada June 24th 1819.


On the 12th instt, I have Sent on board the Schr Hannah Elizabeth, a Small Box Contg the 17 Vols of Corresp. litt. du B. de Grimm, directed to your Address, Care of Capt Bd Peyton to whom I forwarded, on the 14th, a receipt from the Capt of the Schooner.

the Want of freight has detained that Vessel a Great deal longer than usual. it is expected She Will Sail on Saturday next, 26th.

The Lexicon Aristoph. Anglic. has been disposed of during the printing of the Catalogue, &, not being able, notwithstanding repeated researches, to find another Copy in the City, I Send you, by this day’s Mail, Sanxay’s Lexicon Aristoph., which I Sell to you at Cost & Charges—$3=. I will write to Mr Dufief to have it replaced.

According to your request, I Inclose herewith your Account amg to $67.50= from which I deduct $4.50100 I found to your Credit in Dufief’s Day-Book, at the date of March 3d 1817; if this is an error, it will be rectified by N.G.D. when returned—the Balance, including Sanxay’s Lexicon is $63=

I am With the highest respect

Your very humble Servt

John Laval

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 30 June 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Robert Patterson, 7 Nov. 1820, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esq. Monticello—Va”; stamp canceled; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 24 June. Enclosure not found.

Index Entries

  • books; dictionaries search
  • books; of correspondence search
  • Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique (F. M. Grimm) search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; account with TJ search
  • Dufief, Nicolas Gouin; bookseller search
  • Greek language; lexicons search
  • Grimm, Friedrich Melchior, baron von; Correspondance littéraire, philosophique et critique search
  • Hannah and Elizabeth (schooner) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; account with J. Laval search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business and Financial Affairs; account with N. G. Dufief search
  • Laval, John; account with TJ search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; and N. G. Dufief’s business search
  • Laval, John; letters from search
  • Lexicon Aristophanicum, Græco-Anglicum (J. Sanxay) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; forwards goods for TJ search
  • Sanxay, James; Lexicon Aristophanicum, Græco-Anglicum search