Monticello Dec. 28. 20.
I was very sorry to learn that you had suffered in the common calamities of the times, and still more so on seeing your stock in trade advertised by trustees.
I have two considerable boxes of books, packed some time ago, containing upwards of 100. vols, which want binding but not knowing whether you still carry on the binding business I have suspended the sending them to you, until I can be informed by yourself whether you can bind them, and shall govern myself by your answer with every assurance of my best wishes & respect.
MHi: Coolidge Collection.