Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Laval, 23 March 1820

To John Laval

Monticello Mar. 23. 20.


According to promise in mine of the 12th inst. I now inclose you 72.D. to answer my balance to you of 71.D. the difference is meant to cover the discount with you on our Virginia bills. as some anxieties attend remittances by mail I will request an assurance that this gets safely to your hands. I salute you with great esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (facsimile in The Rendells, Inc., Newton, Mass., catalogue 119 [Sept. 1976], item 137, pp. 22–3); missing salutation supplied from PoC; at foot of text: “Mr John Laval.” PoC (DLC); on verso of a reused address cover from Thomas Lehré to TJ; dateline mutilated; endorsed by TJ. Recorded in SJL with parenthetical notation: “72.D.”

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