Thomas Jefferson Papers

From Thomas Jefferson to David Gelston, 1 May 1807

Monticello May 1. 07.


I inclose you a bill of lading just recieved from mr Cathalan of Marseilles for a box sent by the Franklin Capt. Avery to New York, the contents of which are expressed in the bill. I have recieved no invoice, but mr Cathalan in a letter informs me they cost 201 livre tournois. which he has included in a larger draught on me @ 5 livre tournois .35 per Dollar making 37 D .50c which may enable you to fix the duty. I will pray you to forward the box to Washington. the duty so soon as known, shall be remitted to you. I salute you with esteem & respect.

Th: Jefferson

MHi: Coolidge Collection.

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