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Your letter of the 12th instant with its enclosure I have had the honor to receive. Many of the circumstances related in the anonymous communication are within my knowlege—the Gentleman therein mentioned I am acquainted with, and tho’ I feel disposed to render him all the assistance in my power, I do not think it would be prudent in me to appoint him to a more important office.— I am, Sir,...
The enclosed was this day received under cover from Mr Maury—your note of the 14th instant, covering a letter for Mr Lee at Bordeaux has also been received, the letter will go by the Ship Sophrona, Capt. Gillender, which will be the first American Ship for Bordeaux, and will sail in a few days— I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedt. Servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text:...
The enclosed letter was this day handed to me by Capt. Blagge. I observe by the bill of lading, “no freight to be paid by desire of the captain”— I shall direct the chest to be lodged in the Custom House, and the duties, and charges to be paid—and presuming it will be your wish to receive it at the City of Washington, I shall ship it in the first Vessel bound from this Port, to Alexandria or...
I have received your letter of the 19th August, and have this day shipped on board the Scho. Friendship, John Quandrill Master, bound to Alexandria, (being the first opportunity) the box of wine and cask of Nuts , bill of lading enclosed, an account of the duties & charges attending, will be forwarded when ascertained— I have the honor to be, very respectfully, Sir, your obedt. Servt. RC ( MHi...
I had the honor to write to you the 21st. ultimo, and enclosed bill of lading of one box of wine, and one cask of nuts—I have this day received from Messrs. Perrot & Lee (Bordeaux) bill of lading & Invoice, of five cases red , and five cases white wine, the Thetis, capt Adams—Invoice enclosed—presuming as before, it will be your wish to have it forwarded to the City of Washington, I shall have...
I have received your letter of the 5th instant, and this day shipped on board the Schooner Harmony, Capt. Levering, for Alexandria (who sails immediately) the ten cases of wine, bill of lading enclosed, the account of duties, and other expenses attending, shall be forwarded. Capt. L. goes direct for Alexa. I have the honor to be, with great regard, Sir, your obedient servt. RC ( MHi ); at foot...
Enclosed is my account of duties &ca paid on wine & nuts—I shall be happy to hear of the safe arrival of the whole— I have the honor to be, with great regard, Sir, your obedient servant RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson President U.S.”; endorsed by TJ as received 26 Oct. and so recorded in SJL . In addition to the account below, Gelston likely also enclosed an invoice for freight...
Thomas Jefferson President U.S. To David Gelston Dr 1803 Augt. 29th for cash pd. duties on one case of wine  3.75  permits carting & storing  1  carting & storing nuts    62 Oct: 8. pd. duties on 10 cases wine 23.80 permits & carting    90 pd. freight from Bordeaux 25.55 dollars— 55.62 [
I have sent to the care of the Collector at Alexandria, by Capt. Wm. Sutherland in the Schr. two friends, two books, addressed to you, which I received from Lieut Leonard on his return from France— This is the first opportunity I have had to send them by water—I was apprehensive they would be injured, if sent by land— I have the honor to be, very respectfully—Sir, your obedient servant MHi :...
Soon after the receipt of your letter of the 30th ultimo, I received the enclosed from Mr Lee—the Fabius having put into New Port— I have been in constant expectation of the arrival of the Ship in this Port, but have not since heard anything further from her—from the peculiar quality of the wine, and not knowing, but some circumstance might happen to compel the unlading of the ship at New...