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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...
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 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
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 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...
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 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...
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 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
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...
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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 (
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 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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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...
By the ship Cato, capt. Snow, from Lisbon, I have received a letter from Mr Jarvis, which is herewith transmitted,—I shall pay particular attention to the wine, and when the severity of the weather abates, ship it direct to the City of Washington, if opportunity offers early, if not, to the care of the Collector of Norfolk or Richmond—subject in the mean time to any orders you shall be pleased...
Your letter of the 8th instant I have had the honor to receive, and this day I received a letter from Mr. Barnes, a copy of which is enclosed, the Mercury is not yet entered, the Fabius has arrived, but the Wine and fruit by her not yet landed—The Wine by the Cato is in store, which I shall ship by the first Vessel to Richmond—the wines by the Fabius and Mercury by the first Vessel to...
Enclosed is Capt. Lee’s bill of lading for 5 boxes, 2 cases and one small sample box of wine and 3 boxes of sweetmeats. I also shipped yesterday on board the Schooner New York, Nathaniel Thomson Master one pipe of Lisbon wine to the care of Messrs. Gibson & Jefferson at Richmond. The present are the first opportunities I have had since the arrival of the wines that appeared to me proper to...
By the Ship Independence, from Leghorn, I have received a letter from Mr. Appleton, enclosing bill of lading for two boxes tuscan wine, said to contain one hundred bottles— When opportunity offers I shall ship them to Alexandria or Georgetown, unless, you direct otherwise— I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day received your letters of the 4th and 5th instant, and have handed the enclosures to Capt. Shaw— I have the honor to be, with great respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
Enclosed is Capt. Grennelds bill of lading for two cases of wine, I also enclose an account of the expenses I have paid on the several parcels I have received,—and have the honor to be, with much sincerity and respect, Sir, your obedient servant MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I have this day, received from Mr. Appleton at Leghorn a bill of lading for ten cases of Tuscany wine—the needful will be done and the wine forwarded to Washington, unless in the interim orders are received from you to the contrary— I also received yesterday via Halifax a quantity of wine, fruit & oil, which appears to belong to you, to Mr. Madison and Mr Butler, I shall pay the duties on the...
I have been favored with your letter of the 21st. ultimo, and now have the pleasure to inform you, that I have found an opportunity to ship the wine received from Leghorn, and the articles received from Halifax— The Brig President, Capt. Bell, belonging to Alexandria, will sail for that Port in a few days, by whom I shall ship all the articles, the accounts also will be forwarded— It has been...
Enclosed is Capt. Bells bill of lading for sundry articles to the care of the Collector at Alexandria—I have also enclosed my account of the duties freight &ca on the 10 cases from Leghorn, I have also enclosed a statement of the articles received from Halifax to Mr Madison, to which you will please to be refered.— It was unfortunate after waiting so long that I engaged Capt. Bell, as the next...
In my letter of the 15th May last I enclosed your account, amount $111.82 (which was remitted 6th June following) you no doubt observed $8.12 charged for freight paid by Ship Fabius, and none charged ⅌ the Mercury, this was an error of mine,—the $8.12 was for freight paid by the Mercury, the account of freight by the Fabius, not being presented until this day, which I have paid, $14.42. Very...