Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Frederick A. Mayo, 19 March 1819

Richmond the 19. March 1819.

Respected Sir

Your favour of the 15th has been received—The box bound books has been delivered to Mr Peyton some times ago, he promised me to forward the same by a carefull person which he has done, about seven Days ago, having made various inquires before, to forward the same, the books no doubt will be delivered verry shortly if they have not been all ready, and hope to your honours satisfaction—My Acount would have been forwarded before, but wishing your honour to receive and inspect the books, was the cause of not sending in my bill before I regret verry much in not acquainting your honour, of the cause of the delay, the books where ready for delivery more then a month but could obtain no proper chance to forward the same—

If any part of the work should not be particular to your wishand satisfaction, have the goodness to inform me, so that I may connect the same, Should we be favoured with more binding hereafter

Your most humble Servant

Frederick Mayo

N B. We have taken the liberty to damage the books bound, not recollecting the p[. . .] Sizes, in consequence of the loss of first statement of the same—Should your honour find any Quarto Vols among the number, have the goodness to add 37: cents per copie for binding—should we through that circumstance have charged too much pleas to make the deduction

Your honours favour of the 17 marh has been received and I am sorrow to state, that we have not a copie, left, did try in every book store, but could not obtain it, I have two copies coming, and shall forward one, as soon as posseable

(March 22)

Hon: Tho. Jefferson, To Fred. A. Mayo Dr
To Binding 28 Books ½ bound & lettered 62½ $17.50
" ditto 1 Vol Duamon extra gilt  0.87½
$18.37 1/2
Fonblanque 7
25-37 1/2

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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