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In a tour last summer I found a remarkable species of wheat a Gen t gave me four hands with the following account. that a Gen t in Vermont had imported a package of goods from China. opening it—he found from the straw he threw out, a single blade which he cultivated & which produced the wheat On the 15 Sep: last I planted the 4 grains about 6 inches from each other. they produced 62 stalks &...
I have this day shipped the small bale of books, bill of lading enclosed. I wish them safe to hand, and am, with great affection and esteem, MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I am now favored with your letter of the 27 th ult: with the invoice of the books.—the invoice I now return, The amount of duties is $ 5 55 I have paid freight $2 20/100— The first good opportunity to Richmond I shall ship the books, and drop you a line at the time, and give you the name of the Vessel and the captain.— paid duties 5 .55 〃 fre t 2 .20 $7 .75/100 MHi : Coolidge Collection.
It gave me much pleasure this morning, to receive your letter of the 13 th from which I infer you enjoy good health—the two letters enclosed will be forwarded the very first good opportunity, which will probably offer in a few days.— I also this morning received by the Comet, from Havre, a letter from M r Beasley, enclosing bill of lading for a bale of books for you, which I shall ship to...
I am favored with your letter of the 4 th instant with $25 enclosed— I hope you enjoy good health— It may at least be amusing for a few minutes, to see the number of arrivals in this port, this day, as stated in the enclosed,— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your letter of the 4 th instant with its enclosures I have recieved— I wrote to you a line the 10 th but considering the lateness of the season, and believing you would wish to recieve the books as early as might be practicable, I ventured on this occasion to send them of. by the first good opportunity that offered, which was on the 4 th by the Schooner Logan—Cap t Holmes, for Richmond—...
I wrote a line to you on the 24 th ultimo, relating to a case of books, I have not as yet received any invoice or account of cost to enable me to charge the duties, will you have the goodness to favor me with the invoice— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have received a letter from M r Beasley, at Havre, and also duplicate which is enclosed, The case of books I shall send to Mess rs Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond,— With the most sincere wishes for your health, allow me to say, that I am with great affection and regard, your friend—— MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Your letter of 8 th March covering one to M. De la Fayette was received in due course. It is a singular circumstance that so long time should have elapsed and no Vessel bound to Havre; or any port in France. The first proper opportunity that has presented, was Cap t Thomas B. Vermilge (of the Brig Pedler) on Saturday last; I have his promise to deliver it in Person, to the Marquis, if he goes...
I have this day received your letter of the 9 th instant — the unusually severe weather that commenced very soon after the departure of Cap t Block , and which continued for nearly three weeks, gave me great uneasiness, not only on account of your wines, but for the Safety of the vessel & crew, and my Anxiety has been encreasing until two days ago, when I read in one of our papers under...
Your letter of the 28 th ultimo I received in due course— The Schooner Brilliant , Cap t Black , belonging to Richmond , being in this Port, I have availed my self of so good an opportunity, and have this day shipped your wines, the casks & boxes appear in excellent order, I wish them safe to hand, and with, My best wishes for your happiness, am, RC (
The enclosed Volume, with Six others have just now come to my hands, I Suspect by their appearance, they have been mislaid somewhere, but where I do not know, I Shall forward one by each mail—the direction found with them is enclosed—Vol: 1. was not among the number— RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “ M r Jefferson ”; endorsed by TJ as received 6 Feb. 1818 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosures not...
I did not discover the enclosed until my letter of yesterday had gone, RC ( MHi ); at foot of text: “ M r Jefferson ”; endorsed by TJ as received 27 Jan. 1818 and so recorded in SJL . Enclosure: certificates for wine, New York , [21 Jan. 1818], attesting that four boxes of claret, each containing ten gallons divided into fifty bottles, and three casks of claret, each holding sixty gallons, had...
I have this day received under cover from M r Cathalan the enclosed letter, and also bills of lading for some wines for you, Presuming the letter enclosed contains a particular account, I omit describing them, and Shall agreeably to what I believe to be your wishes, do the needfull here and ship the whole by first proper opportunity to Richmond as heretofore, unless in the mean time, different...
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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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...
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
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 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...
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 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...
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 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