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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 26 September 1816

From David Gelston

New York September 26. 1816.

Dear Sir,

Your letters of the 18 & 19th instant I have received, and immediately caused an entry to be made of the books by the invoice, amo of duties paid $5840  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 days to remove all apprehensions from the equinoctial gales, & shall then improve the first good opportunity to send the package of books to Richmond—

with great affection & esteem I am—Sir—your obedient servant.

David Gelston

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Mr Jefferson”; endorsed by TJ as received 7 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL; in TJ’s hand beneath endorsement: “350 D : 58.40 D :: 100 : 17. pr cent.” Enclosures: enclosures to TJ to Gelston, 19 Sept. 1816. Other enclosure printed below.

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