Thomas Jefferson Papers

John Williams to Thomas Jefferson, 14 May 1812

From John Williams

New York May 14th 1812


Since I last wrote you I have ascertained that the package of coffee then mentioned, came from a Mr Fellows of Havanna, to the care of Ingraham Phoenix & Co of this city—but in consequence of their embarrassments was forgotten. Supposing this information would be acceptable I have taken the liberty to communicate it to you. Agreeably to your request I have forwarded the package to Messrs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond. There are no expenses attending it. With much respect

Your Obt humble Servant

John Williams

RC (DLC); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 22 May 1812 and so recorded in SJL.

The firm Ingraham, Phoenix, & Nexsen went bankrupt in 1811 (Nathaniel G. Ingraham, Alexander Phoenix, William Nexsen, and John Redfield to TJ, 13 Feb. 1812).

Index Entries

  • coffee; sent to TJ search
  • Fellowes, Nathaniel search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • Ingraham, Phoenix & Nexsen (N.Y. firm); bankruptcy search
  • Williams, John; and coffee for TJ search
  • Williams, John; letters from search