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    • Gelston, David
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    • Jefferson, Thomas
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I have this day receiv d your letter of the 15 th instant. and I have no doubt by what I have learned, that one of the boxes of wine mentioned, belongs to Cap t Tingey — When Cap t Webster of the Ship Pilgrim entered here in March last, on his manifest were noted “six boxes sundries,” which he had taken on board from another Ship in Salem
Being sensible of the interest You feel in all useful discoveries and improvements in our country,— I take the liberty of enclosing the amount of the tonnage of the Steam boats now in actual employment— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “M r Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 24 Oct. 1811 and so recorded in SJL .
I received in due course your letter of 9 th April —but, heard nothing of the machine you mentioned until this day, when I have received it— Opportunities are not now frequent to Richmond —it has also occurred to me, that some risk may attend, and probably before any vessel offers for Virginia , there will be sufficient time to hear from you, I have thought it most prudent to wait your...
Your letter of the 2 d instant I have received, and this day, I have shipped the machine on board the Schooner Charles , Capt Andrew Bates , bound to Richmond , to the care of Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson , to whom I have written—the $5– you enclosed I received; I have not yet been called upon for any expenses, but shall pay them, when demanded—I wish the machine safe to hand, and am very...
I do my self the pleasure, to enclose to you a few pumpkin seeds, which were taken from one raised in my garden the last summer, that weighed 226 lbs —from two seeds, the weight of seven raised, was upwards of 1000 lbs — It is said, for feeding cows, nothing equals them—if they should prove to be of any advantage to you, or, afford you either amusement or satisfaction, I shall be gratified, RC...
Perceiving by your note of the 3 d instant , that, the seeds I sent to you may be more useful than I had contemplated, and having plenty on hand, which are of the same species, but were taken from a pumpkin of a smaller growth, I do my self the pleasure, to enclose a further supply, I will just mention, that I have observed the greatest growth in a potatoe patch of strong new ground, and it...
I have received a letter from M r Baker , consul at Tarragona , with a box for you said to contain “flower garden seeds”—the box may be too large to put in the mail (about 12 inches by 6) and as no use can be made of the seeds until the sp r ing, I shall wait your instructions, RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Jan. 1816 and so recorded in SJL . RC ( DLC ); address cover only; with
I have received by the Ship Gen l Ward from Bordeaux a case said to contain 25 bottles sautern wine, shipped by John Martin Baker esq: the wine I have in store for your order— I have not yet been able to ascertain the expenses attending, but probably shall in a short time, when you will be advised of the amount— RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 11 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL , which...
The enclosed was received this day, under cover from M r Appleton from Leghorn —presuming it gives you the information, of his having Shipped 57 bottles wine for you, by the Ship Fanny , just arrived, I need not say more, than, that, I shall pay every necessary attention—received the wine in store, and wait your orders — with great respect & regard I am sir, your obedient servant, RC ( MHi );...
I have received bill of lading for 2 boxes, 12 bottles each, red Paillerole wine and one basket maccaronys maccaroni , from Marseilles by the Ship Ocean just arrived, shipped by M r Car Cathalan — I Shall pay every attention, put the whole in Store, await your orders—and remain, with great respect, RC
I have this day received in Store one case, said to contain thirty bottles red wine shipped by M r Cathalen from Marseilles —this with the preceding I shall Ship by the first good opportunity for Richmond agreeably to the request in your letter of the 3 d instant— RC ( MHi ); endorsed by TJ as received 26 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL , which has the additional notation: “30. b. red wine...
I have this day shipped by the Sloop Alpha , Coffin , Master to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson the five cases wine & basket of Macaroni—   not yet being able to collect all the expenses, I have not drawn on them only for freight from this to Richmond —when the amount of charges is received it Shall be forwarded to you— RC ( MHi
I have received bill of lading & ca enclosed, but have no invoice , if you can furnish the inv o it will save much trouble—when completed I shall forward the case to Richmond — RC ( MHi ); mistakenly endorsed by TJ as received 17 Aug. 1816. RC ( MHi ); address cover only; with
Your letters of the 18 & 19 th instant I have received, and immediately caused an entry to be made of the books by the invoice, am o of duties paid $58 40     the invoice—& ca I now enclose—I also enclose an account of the expenses I have paid , I have not been called upon for all the freights, perhaps I shall not be, it will be time enough to charge them when paid— I now shall wait only a few...
M r Jefferson To David Gelston —   D r for cash paid  duties on wine by Fanny from Leghorn 8.70 d o d o
Believing now we have nothing to apprehend from the equinoctial gales, and a good opportunity offering, I have this day Shipped by the Sch o William , E Williams Master, your case of books, to the care of Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond  since my letter to you of the 26 ult: enclosing my Account of  $89.11 I have paid the freight of the books from Havre