Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to George Latimer, 4 December 1801

To George Latimer

Washington Dec. 4. 1801.


Your favor of Nov. 28. came to hand the night before last, and I thank you for the attentions to the boxes by the ship Pensylvania. the letter you inclosed mentions the contents to be two figures in plaister & one in marble and refers me to a letter I am to recieve from Baltimore for some explanations which it will be necessary for me to recieve before I can direct what is to be done with the boxes. in the mean time I inclose you the bill of lading, and pray you to permit the boxes to remain at the customhouse till I shall hear further on the subject.   Accept assurances of my esteem & respect

Th: Jefferson

PrC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr. Latimer”; endorsed by TJ in ink on verso. Enclosure not found.

Letter You Inclosed: Arnold Oelrichs to TJ, 14 Sep. The letter TJ was to receive from Baltimore merchant James Zwisler has not been found (Stafford, Baltimore Directory, for 1802, 117).

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