Thomas Jefferson Papers

Charles Simms to Thomas Jefferson, 12 February 1812

From Charles Simms

Alexandria Feby 12th 1812


I have at length met with an opportunity of shipping in a vessel from this Port to Richmond a quarter Cask of wine, a bag of almonds, a box of olives and a box of marble, which I received for you from Salem—and which I have consigned to the care of Messrs Gibson and Jefferson of Richmond the charges for duties Freight & drayage on those articles amount to $15⁹³⁄₁₀₀, which I have requested them to remit to me

I have the Honour to be very respectfully Sir Yr Obedt Servt

Ch. Simms

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 21 Feb. 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

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  • almonds; sent to TJ search
  • building materials; marble search
  • food; almonds search
  • food; olives search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • marble; sent to TJ search
  • nuts; almond search
  • olives; sent to TJ search
  • Simms, Charles; collector at Alexandria search
  • Simms, Charles; letters from search
  • wine; sent to TJ search