Thomas Jefferson Papers

Frederick A. Mayo to Thomas Jefferson, 7 April 1822

From Frederick A. Mayo

Richmond the 7. April 1822

Hono: Sir

The Books you where pleased to send to be bound, are done, but the bundle beeing too large (as I supposed) to forward by Mail, I therefore left the same at Capt: Peyton’s, who informd me that he had chances most every Day to forward the same by waggon, he also promised to give the Bundle to some carefull person, I inclosed with your honour’s books, also Hennig’s Justice, which should have been send some time ago, by the request of Mr Hennig himself beeing bound for that porpus—I am sorrow to state, that the Dictionary1 which was Ordered, we [fou]nd not to be perfect, Mr Smith who is now [the] Agent of Johnson’s & Warner’s house has wrote on for a Copie, and will if posseable get one, I therefore did not draw the money from Mr Peyton as I was formerly directed—The four small books I hope are received—Shall be glad indeed to attent at any time to your honours Orders, and in any line I may be directed.—

Your humble Servant

Frederick A Mayo

NB. As soone as the above Ordered Book comes to my hands, it will be bound, and forwarded by mail without delay

yours respetfully

F. Mayo

RC (MHi); mutilated at seal; endorsed by TJ as received 14 Apr. 1822 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover only; with FC of TJ to David Higginbotham, 10 Sept. 1824, on verso; addressed: “The Hono: Tho: Jefferson Mounticello VA.”; franked; postmarked Richmond, 8 Apr.

hennig’s justice: William W. Hening, The New Virginia Justice (3d ed., Richmond, 1820; Poor, Jefferson’s Library description begins Nathaniel P. Poor, Catalogue. President Jefferson’s Library, 1829 description ends , 10 [no. 581]).

1Manuscript: “Dctionary.”

Index Entries

  • A Dictionary of the English Language (S. Johnson) search
  • books; binding of for TJ search
  • English language; dictionaries search
  • Hening, William Waller; The New Virginia Justice search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; binding of books search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Johnson, Samuel; A Dictionary of the English Language search
  • Johnson & Warner (Philadelphia firm) search
  • law; books on search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; and books for TJ search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; binds books for TJ search
  • Mayo, Frederick August; letters from search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Smith, Robert I.; as agent for Johnson & Warner (Philadelphia firm) search
  • The New Virginia Justice (W. W. Hening) search
  • wagons; transport goods to and from Richmond search