Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Gelston, 22 October 1803

From David Gelston

New York Oct: 22. 1803


Enclosed is my account of duties &ca paid on wine & nuts—I shall be happy to hear of the safe arrival of the whole—

I have the honor to be, with great regard, Sir, your obedient servant

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. and so recorded in SJL.

In addition to the account below, Gelston likely also enclosed an invoice for freight charges, dated 10 Oct., from a representative of the Thetis, the brig that had transported TJ’s wine from Bordeaux (MS in ViU; in J. Speyer’s hand and endorsed by him for receipt of payment of $25.55 on 14 Oct.).

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