Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Fulwar Skipwith, 25 October 1803

From Fulwar Skipwith

Paris 25th. Octor. 1803

Dear Sir

For some time past, I have been waiting to obtain from Havre & Rouen, a note of the expences paid by Mr. Mitchell & Mr. White on the ten hampers of Wine shipped from Havre for your account, in order to furnish you with a general account of their cost & charges, which are as follows

fs. C. fs. 
for 400 Bottles non-mosseux Wine a 3.751 1500.—.
101 do    Chambertin  do. 3.252 353.50.
Expences paid by Mr. White at Rouen for
transportation of 8 hampers Wine from Epernay
} 136.50.
Paid by Mr. Mitchell at Havre for portage of 2 Hampers from Paris
& on shipping the ten Hampers.
} 104.50 
francs 2,094.50 
Balance due Mr. Jefferson         5.50 

The bills of Loading for the above mentioned Wine Mr. Mitchell has forwarded, for the two hampers of Chambertin, to the Collector at Norfolk, and for the Champagne, to the Collector at Philadelphia. The Champagne non-mosseux I think will please you

With every sentiment of attatchment & respect, I have the honor to remain, Dear Sir, Your Mo Ob Servant

Fulwar Skipwith

RC (DLC); with two emendations by TJ (see notes below); at foot of text: “Mr. Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 3 Feb. 1804 and so recorded in SJL.

1TJ here entered “(60¾.”

2TJ here entered “(.59½.”

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