Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 5 January 1822

From John Laval

Philadelphia Jany 5th 1822


The Dio Cassius, mentioned in my letter of the 9th of Octr ulto, & the only one I have, is in Sixteens or 16mo, of the Size of the inclosed leaf on Which the latin title is copied, Well printed on Good type & Good paper, all Greek, except two titles, at the head of each volume, one latin & the other greek, & the Summa Capita in latin, Without notes.

being desirous to offer you a choice of different copies, I have Sent to Our principal Booksellers, but, from my inquiries, I have ascertained that no other is to be obtained in the city.

With the highest Consideration & respect, Your very humble Servant

John Laval

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq.”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1822 and so recorded in SJL; with Dft of TJ to Laval, 28 Jan. 1822, beneath endorsement. Enclosure not found.

dio cassius: Cassius Dio, Cassii Dionis Cocceiani Historiae Romanae quae supersunt, 4 vols. (Leipzig, 1818; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 3 [no. 40]). summa capita: “complete summary.”

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