Thomas Jefferson Papers

Thomas Jefferson to John Laval, 26 April 1822

To John Laval

Monticello Apr. 26. 22.


I am so well satisfied with the Leipsic Dion Cassius in 16s that I shall be glad to recieve also the

Herodotus  3. v.
Thucydides  2. v.
Xenophon  5. v.

Plutarch 6. v. all of the same format; and if you will send me at the same time my account I will remit the amount. these will be too much to load the mail with either in whole or detail. I must get you therefore to wrap them very securely against injury, and to forward them to Colo Peyton in Richmond. this may be done by a vessel coming to Richmond, or if you could find any gentleman coming by the stage to Richmond who would take them under his care, it would be safer, and Colo Peyton would pay the expences of transportation.

I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

RC (CtY: Franklin Collection); addressed: “Mr John Laval Philadelphia”; franked; postmarked Milton, 30 Apr.; endorsed by Laval.

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  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; orders books search
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  • Laval, John; account with TJ search
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  • Richmond, Va.; boat carriage to and from search
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  • Schaefer, Gottfried Heinrich; editsPlutarchi Vitae Parallelae (Plutarch) search
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