Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 22 July 1819

From John Laval

Philada July 22d–1819


I have Sent by yesterday’s mail, wrapped up in Strong paper, the first volume of Æschyllus; the 2d will be forwarded, as you direct, on the 28th

This work is printed on handsome paper, with beautiful types, & ornamented with fine Engravings—Price———$8=

I am With the highest respect Sir,   your very humble Servant

John Laval

RC (DLC); dateline at foot of text; endorsed by TJ as received 4 Aug. 1819 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Arthur S. Brockenbrough, 29 Aug. 1819, on verso; addressed: “Ths Jefferson Esq. Monticello—Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 22 July.

In a 15 July 1819 letter to Laval, TJ “wrote to him for Gael’s Aeschylus. Gr. & Fr. 2. v. 8vo” (FC in DLC; brief summary in TJ’s hand written on a small scrap; with fragmentary and incomplete PoC of TJ to Brockenbrough, 2 July 1819, on verso).

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  • Aeschylus; works of search
  • Gail, Jean Baptiste; as translator search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; orders books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books and Library; works sent to search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters from search
  • Laval, John; letter to accounted for search
  • paper; for printing search