Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Stephen Cathalan, Jr., 19 April 1819

Marseilles the 19th April 1819.

Dear Sir

herein Inclosed is the Duplicate of the Letter I had the honor and Pleasure to address you on the 20th March ulto—this is to Inform you that I have Shipped,—tho’ without any order from you, on the Sckooner Gleaner of Philadelphia John Mathews Master Bound for Philadelphia for your account;

TJ Mo 1. one Basket packed with Canvas Containing
S.C. fresh Maccaronis of naples weighing net
K 45 = making, ancient weight of Marseilles
112 = net a ƒ48– per esseintal F 53 = 75 =
Public weighin, Packing, Canvas & Cords,
Porterage & Craftage on Board & Duty of  6 – 25 –
F 60 = 00 =

with your address at Monticello SC &—Sealed; and one Small Box Small Raisins—Sans pepins, from Smyrna ℔5 = ½ = the only Small quantity, that I could procure in this City from one Round Box of about 15℔ = one of my Friend had Just Received from Smirna the Remainder being for his own use, which I beg you to accept, with my best wishes, that you may Eat them, as well as the macarony in Good health & sprit, with your Good Family, and my Sincere Regret, that I have been hitherto unable to Send you the 50℔ you order me by your Favor of the 5th april 1818—the whole to be Consigned to the Collector of the District of Philadelphia, to whom I address one of the Bills of Lading, requesting him to forward those Two Packages to you as soon as possible after their Landing;—

I having not yet Received your orders for your provisions for next year, I have not ordered or prepared any other articles for you, but I hope it will not be Long before I will be favored with a letter on that Subject, informing me at Same time that my Last Invoices did reach you & weither you was satisfied of the qualities of their Contents; it will also afford me a great Satisfaction & pleasure to hear at Same time, that you Continue to enjoy with a good State of health, with my Sincere wishes for many years; I have the honor to be with a Great Respect

Dear Sir your most obedient & Devoted Servant

Stephen Cathalan.

herein Inclosed one of the Bills of Lading—the Gleaner is on the Point of putting to Sea.

I hope I will be Soon honored with a new Commission from the President to the king of France, I have not dared to write on that Subject to the Hble Secretary of State;

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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