Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Laval to Thomas Jefferson, 10 June 1822

From John Laval

Philadelphia June 10th 1822


I delivered, on the 10th of May, to Capt Richard Davis of the Schooner Lydia Davis of Richmond, a Small Bundle containing the Books you demanded by your letter of the 26th of April. I wrote, on the 11th of May, to Coll Peyton, to whom I addressed the package, inclosing in my letter the receipt of Capt Davis. I wrote also to you, on the Same day, to advise you of my having fulfilled your Order, & remitted my account, agreeably to your request.

as my letter has miscarried, though put into the Post-Office, in my presence, as it appears by yours of the 5th instant just come to hand, I Subjoin Copy of Said Letters & Account

I am with the highest Consideration & respect Your very humble Servant

John Laval

RC (MHi); written on a sheet folded to form four pages, with letter on p. 1, enclosures on pp. 1–3, and address on p. 4; dateline beneath signature; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson, Esq. Monticello—Va”; franked; postmarked Philadelphia, 10 June; endorsed by TJ as received 18 June 1822 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosures: (1) Dupls of Laval to TJ, 11 May 182[2], and enclosure. (2) Tr of Laval to Bernard Peyton, Philadelphia, 11 May 1822, which reads “I delivered, yesterday, to Capt Richard Davis, of whom I annex the receipt, One Small Bundle of Books for Mr Jefferson, Which he requested me to direct to your Care.”

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  • Davis, Richard (ship captain) search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Business & Financial Affairs; account with J. Laval search
  • Laval, John; account with TJ search
  • Laval, John; and books for TJ search
  • Laval, John; letters from search
  • Lydia Davis (schooner) search
  • Peyton, Bernard; and books for TJ search
  • Post Office, U.S.; and mail service search