Thomas Jefferson Papers

Joseph Darmsdatt to Thomas Jefferson, 1 June 1810

From Joseph Darmsdatt

Richmond June 1st 1810


Yours of the 27th past is duly Received and observe the Contents

I remember Well our former Dealings and am happy to find they were Satisfactory and shall be happy again to Renew our former dealings

At present I have Not a single barrel of fish left out of 400 barrels the Herring fisherys were Very Short this year and fish will be Very Scarce

I expect a Cargo of fish every day & as Soon as they Arive I will advise you of it and the Quantity you Mention by the Boats as desired, and am Also Willing to Receive payment every Quarter

Mr Robt Gamble is the only person who has a few Barrels, and Selling at 6¼ dollars

With Respect I am Sir yr Mo Obt

J Darmsdatt

RC (MHi); in Abraham Cardozo’s hand, signed by Darmsdatt; at head of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esq”; endorsed by TJ as received 4 June 1810 and so recorded in SJL.

Index Entries

  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; and fish for TJ search
  • Darmsdatt, Joseph; letters from search
  • fish; herring search
  • food; herring search
  • Gamble, Robert; merchant search
  • herring; TJ orders search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search