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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 11 October 1816

From David Gelston

New York October 11. 1816.

Dear Sir,

Believing now we have nothing to apprehend from the equinoctial gales, and a good opportunity offering, I have this day Shipped by the Scho William, E Williams Master, your case of books, to the care of Messrs 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 6.60

I wish the books safe to hand and am,

with very great regard,1 Dear Sir, your obedient servant

David Gelston

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 17 Oct. 1816 and so recorded in SJL. RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to William Wirt, 12 Nov. 1816, on recto and verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 12 Oct.

1Manuscript: “regad.”

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  • boats; transfer goods to and from Richmond search
  • Gelston, David; and books for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; letters from search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and books acquired by TJ search
  • Jefferson, Thomas; Books & Library; works sent to search
  • Richmond, Va.; boats transfer goods to and from search
  • weather; wind search
  • William (schooner) search
  • Williams, E. (ship captain); master of schoonerWilliam search