Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from Reuben G. Beasley, 1 October 1819

Havre 1st Octobr 1819


I have the honor to inclose a Bill of Lading for a case of Books received from mess: De Bure Frères of Paris which I have shipped on board the Ship Comet, Capt Hall bound to New York, to the care of Mr Gellston. I have also forwarded a Bill of Lading to that Gentleman, with a request that he would send them on per first opportunity. When I last year shipped the case of Books per Dumfries, I omitted to receive from the Captain, the carriage from Paris, and the shippping Charges. I have therefore included them with the Charges incurred on the present Bill, and have received the whole of Capt Hall, amounting to ƒ31.50, which I have inserted in the Bill of Lading. The original letter inclosing the Invoice is forwarded per Comet & another letter received from the same Gentleman, containing I presume the Duplicate per Ship Asia, Capt: Sutherland.

I have the honor to be, Very respectfully, Sir, Your most obed: Serv: for

R. G. Beasley

Thos Taylor

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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