Thomas Jefferson Papers

David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 11 October 1816

From David Gelston

New York October 11. 1816.

Dear Sir,

Believing now we have nothing to apprehend from the equinoctial gales, and a good opportunity offering, I have this day Shipped by the Scho William, E Williams Master, your case of books, to the care of Messrs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond

 since my letter to you of the 26 ult: enclosing my Account of  $89.11
I have paid the freight of the books from Havre 6.60

I wish the books safe to hand and am,

with very great regard,1 Dear Sir, your obedient servant

David Gelston

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William Wirt, 12 Nov. 1816, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 12 Oct.

1Manuscript: “regad.”

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