Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 20 May 1820

From John Laval

Philada May 20th 1820.


My last letter to you was written & forwarded on the 1st of April, it has been delayed by the fault of Some of the Post Offices.

The Potter’s Euripides, I offered to you, was the Only one in the City, & is, as well as Woodhull’s, bound Calf extra, which is the Cause of their high prices.

I Shall have in September or October next Potter’s Euripides in boards, & will be able to afford it at $6.75100

I have purchased for you, & Send by this day’s mail, the Æschyllus Gr. & lat. 18o bound in Calf, I mentioned in my preceding letter. the Price of it is $1.75—

I am with the highest Consideration & respect

Sir,   your most humble Servant

John Laval

RC (DLC); dateline beneath signature; endorsed by TJ as received 27 May 1820 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Bernard Peyton, 15 Feb. 1822, on verso; addressed: “Thos Jefferson, Esq. Monticello—Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 20 May.

Index Entries

  • Aeschylus; works of search
  • Euripides; The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments of Euripides (trans. M. Wodhull) search
  • Euripides; The Tragedies of Euripides (trans. R. Potter) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters from search
  • Potter, Robert; translatesThe Tragedies of Euripides (Euripides) search
  • The Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments of Euripides (Euripides; trans. M. Wodhull) search
  • The Tragedies of Euripides (Euripides; trans. R. Potter) search
  • Wodhull, Michael; translatesThe Nineteen Tragedies and Fragments of Euripides (Euripides) search