Thomas Jefferson Papers

To Thomas Jefferson from David Higginbotham, 27 August 1807

Milton 27th Augt 1807

The above is a copy of a letter accompanying sundry packages for your inspection, your letter of the 23rd. came duly to hand contents noted.

I am your ob s

David Higginbotham

MHi: Coolidge Collection.


Richmond 19 Augt 1807


We take the liberty of forwarding to you for Thomas Jefferson Esqr., Eight boxes & six barrels & 30 demijohns by William Farris’s boat, which we request you will receive for him—the six bls & boxes No. 4. 5 & 10 were received yesterday from Norfolk, having been taken out of a Craft, which had got aground in the Powtomak. Mr. Ashley writes us from thence, that some of the packages were in very bad order & one Cask of Porter completely emptied, and as no Bill of loading accompanied them, we presume others may be missing. of this you will be so good as to inform Mr. Jefferson—

We are Sir Your ob Servts

Gibson & Jefferson

3 boxes & 30 demijohns remd. of Articles recd. by Capt Foyles

2 "   Wine recd. from New york

3 " & 6 barrels from Norfolk

   NB. 1 demijohn broke

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