Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to Frederick A. Mayo, 19 February 1822

To Frederick A. Mayo

Monticello Feb. 19. 22.


The package which accompanies this is of the 2. first volumes of a work, of which I will send the two last by the next mail to avoid burthening it too much at a time. I like the stile of the last bindings you did for me from a plain yellow model I sent you, making the backs a little richer. be so good as to do these in the same way as expeditiously as is admitted by the solid pressing which I value and return them two at a time [by?] [d]ifferent mails. accept my friendly salutations.

Th: Jefferson

pare the margins with freedom

PoC (MHi); on verso of a reused address cover from Joel Yancey to TJ; with FC of TJ to Mayo, 2 Mar. 1822, at foot of text; torn at seal; adjacent to signature: “Mr Mayo”; postscript in a different ink; endorsed by TJ.

The work sent for binding was likely 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]), which TJ had recently received from John Laval.

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