ODO: require something of = Regard an action, ability, or quality as due from (someone) by virtue of their position
2. What are the similarities and differences between 'require from' vs 'require of'?
Please tell me if this example is irrelevant; I am asking in general and not only about this usage, but why not 'require of'? Source: Thomas Jefferson to Robert R. Livingston, 18 April 1802
...but writing by mr Dupont [de Nemours], I need use no cypher. I require from him to put this into your own & no other hand, let the delay occasioned by that be what it will.