Thomas Jefferson Papers
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Thomas Jefferson to David Gelston, 15 August 1816

To David Gelston

Monticello Aug. 15. 16.

Dear Sir

Your favors of July 31. and Aug. 6. are both at hand. I considered that of July 31. as answered by mine of Aug. 3. altho’ not then recieved: and indeed the general request I made you in that, anticipated the subject of your last letter also; by requesting all articles recieved for1 me to be consigned to messrs Gibson & Jefferson of Richmond, drawing on them for whatever articles of expence may be referred to them, and notifying me of any others. if the bank paper of Richmond is recievable with you I could always myself make prompt returns to you by mail. if not recievable I should always be obliged to remit thro’ my correspondents at Richmond. I shall often2 be needing apologies for these troubles to you, which I hope you will excuse and be assured of my great esteem and respect

Th: Jefferson

RC (Bruce Gimelson, Garrison, N.Y., 2003). RC (Grace Floyd Delafield Robinson, Greenport, N.Y., 1947); address cover only; addressed: “David Gelston esq. New York”; franked; postmarked Milton, 16 Aug.; endorsed by Gelston. PoC (MHi); endorsed by TJ.

1Word interlined in place of “from.”

2Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Gelston, David; and wine for TJ search
  • Gelston, David; collector at New York search
  • Gelston, David; letters to search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); and wine acquired by TJ search
  • Gibson & Jefferson (Richmond firm); payments made for TJ search
  • wine; TJ arranges delivery of search