Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Laval, 28 January 1822

To John Laval

Monticello Jan. 28. 22.


I did not recieve till yesterday your favor of the 5th & I have now to request you to send on to me the Dion Cassius. that our mail may not be burthened, be pleased to send 2. vols only at a time and the different envois1 a week distant from each other. they should be wrapped in strong paper, to avoid the injury of being rubbed in the mail. I salute you with esteem and respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (Sotheby’s, New York City, auction 6981, lot 122, 19 May 1997). RC (Herman Blum, Philadelphia, 1950); address cover only; addressed: “Mr John Laval Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Charlottesville, 29 Jan.; endorsed by Laval. Dft (DLC); on verso of RC of Laval to TJ, 5 Jan. 1822.

envois: “parcels; packages.”

1Preceding three words interlined in Dft.

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