Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from André Limozin, [19 December 1786]

From André Limozin

[19 Dec. 1786]

Most Honored Sir

Agreable to the directions your Excellency hath favord me with the 16th of this Month, I have Shipp’d on board Le Couteulx, John Lymburn Master, not only the Small Box but that containing the model in Plaister for the Capitol of Virginia; in consequence whereof I have the Honor to inclose your Excellency the two Bills of Lading for the two Boxes; I have consignd them to M. Le Bailly in Norfolk to whom I gave hint of your directions how these two Boxes were to be forwarded at Richmond. My disbursments for the Box containing the model in plaister amount to 22 Lvres, 4d. as per annexed noted, for which I have charged your Excellencys Account Debtor.

I am Surely very happy to hear that the observations I took the Freedom to address to your Excellency meet with his approbation. I shall at times do all what lays in my power to deserve your Friendship and to convince you that I am with as much attachement as with the highest regard, Your Excellency’s Most obedient & very Humble Servant,

Andre Limozin

RC (ViWC); addressed; postmarked; without date which has been supplied from Limozin’s enclosed statement. An entry in SJL for the receipt of a letter on 26 Dec. 1786 reads: “Limozin. Havre. (no date) announces departure of model of Capitol.” Enclosures: Two bills of lading (missing); statement of disbursements for the shipment of the box containing the model of the capitol (Vi), dated 19 Dec. 1786, in the amount of 22. livre tournois4s; endorsed, 9 Dec. 1789, by J. Latil: “I do certify that the above account amounted to 22 Livres 4 Sols.”

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