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David Gelston to Thomas Jefferson, 23 August 1816

From David Gelston

New York August 23d 1816.

Dear Sir,

I have this day shipped by the Sloop Alpha, Coffin, Master to Messrs 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—

With very great regard I am Dear Sir, truly yours

David Gelston

RC (MHi); endorsed by TJ as received 29 Aug. 1816 and so recorded in SJL, which has the additional notation: “has forwardd the 5. cases wine & 1. of Maccaroni.” RC (DLC); address cover only; with PoC of TJ to Joseph Delaplaine, 11 Nov. 1816, on verso; addressed: “Thomas Jefferson Esquire Monticello”; franked; postmarked New York, 23 Aug.

Index Entries

  • Alpha (sloop) search
  • Coffin, Mr. (ship captain) search
  • food; macaroni search
  • Gelston, David; and wine for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; letters from search
  • Gelston, David; sends macaroni to TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and food acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and wine acquired by TJ search
  • macaroni; sent to TJ search
  • wine; sent to TJ search