Custom House Boston Dec. 9. 1824—
I received, by the Schooner Franklin, from Dodge & Oxnard, of Marseiles, five cases & one cask of wine, which I have shipped, on board the Schooner Virginia, to the care of Col. B. Peyton in Richmond.
The expenses have been as follows.
|Freight from Marseiles||8.80–|
|Wharfage, drayage &c.||1.61|
|Dollars = 31.30|
Enclosed is a letter from the shippers in France, & the invoice.
I hope my father will be able to make you a visit, while he is in Washington, which he contemplated doing, with much pleasure—previous to his departure?
I am very happy to perceive, from your report to the Legislature of Virginia, that the university, which you have so honorably labored to establish, will soon be in operation;—a glorious monument of the munificence of the state & of your real & distinguished efforts for the progress & diffusion of intelligence—the foundation of our free institutions, & the soul of liberty.
H. A. S. Dearborn
DLC: Papers of Thomas Jefferson.