Monticello Sep. 24. 1824
I have got thro’ my catalogue except the Alphabet and send you the result. the inclosed table shews the number, size, and cost of the whole and it’s parts. 6860. vols will cost 24,076 D. if we get our 50.M D and 10,000 would do for apparatus, these would remain 16,000. to invest in stock. would give us 1000 D. a year for ever which beginning with such a nucleus as this would make and keep our library what it should be.—Charlottesville is preparing for La Fayette. as he will see you at your own house we shall hope you will come here with him. but in the mean time you will be with us as a Visitor a day or two before the 4th affectionately yours
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.