Thomas Jefferson Papers

Henry A. S. Dearborn to Thomas Jefferson, 1 May 1817

From Henry A. S. Dearborn

Custom House Boston May 1. 1817.—

Respected Sir,

I received a letter from the U.S. Consul Th. Appleton Esqr at Leghorn & a package containing he says some valuable grass seeds for you by the ship Heroine, which I shall send to the Collector at Richmond by the first coaster which will be in a few1 days.

I shall write the Collector to hold the package subject to your order.

With the highest respect I have the honor to be Sir your obt. St.

H, A, S, Dearborn

I have this day sent the within mentioned package to the Colr of Richmond by the Schooner Little William J. Gage.

May 1. 1817.


RC (DLC); lacking postscript; endorsed by TJ as a letter from “Dearborn ? Boston” received 12 May 1817 and so recorded in SJL. RC (MHi); address cover and postscript only; with PoC of TJ to Craven Peyton, 28 June 1817, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esqr Monticello Virginia”; franked; postmarked Boston, 2 May.

The collector at richmond was James Gibbon.

1Manuscript: “fiew.”

Index Entries

  • Appleton, Thomas; and seeds for TJ search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; and seeds for TJ search
  • Dearborn, Henry Alexander Scammell; letters from search
  • Gage, J. (schooner captain) search
  • Gibbon, James; and seeds for TJ search
  • Heroine (ship) search
  • Little William (schooner) search
  • sainfoin search
  • seeds; sainfoin search