Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Moncrief, 23 April 1793

To Archibald Moncrief

Philadelphia Apr. 23. 1793.


I am much obliged by your kind attention to the three pipes of wine brought to Baltimore for me. Capt. Volans had called on me here, and I had in consequence written to Mr. Curson of Baltimore, inclosing to him the bill of lading, and a bank note for the freight, and desiring him to send me from the Custom house the usual form of the bond for the duties which I would execute and return by post. The wine to be sent by the first safe conveyance to Richmond direct. As I presume Mr. Curson has been so obliging as to proceed in this as I had requested, I have only to repeat my thanks for your friendly notice, and assure you of the regard with which I am Sir your most obedt. humble servt

Th: Jefferson

PrC (DLC); at foot of text: “Mr. Archibald Moncrief. Baltimore.” Tr (DLC); 19th-century copy. Recorded in SJL under 22 Apr. 1793.

Archibald Moncrief was a Baltimore merchant whose home and counting house were located at 14 Water Street ([William] Thompson and [James L.] Walker, The Baltimore Town and Fell’s Point Directory… [Baltimore, 1796], 55, s.v. “Moncrieff”). Moncrief’s letter to TJ of 18 Apr. 1793, recorded in SJL as received 22 Apr. 1793, has not been found.

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