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George Jefferson to Thomas Jefferson, 12 June 1809

From George Jefferson

Richmond 12th June 1809

Dear Sir

The two boxes mentioned in Mr Gelston’s letter were received, but Major Gibbon called soon after, with a letter from Capt Tingey of Washington, saying that one of them belonged to him, and had been forwarded to us by mistake.—it is still here, waiting for a good opportunity by which to send it to Washington.—There is no direction on the box, a card appearing to have been rubbed off.—

I am sorry that we cannot even have the satisfaction of punishing the drayman who took the lost1 trunk, as, if I knew him, I have forgotten who he was.

Harry, as one of Mr R’s men informed me, says he does not know him.

I am Dear Sir Your Very humble servt

Geo. Jefferson

RC (MHi); at foot of text: “Thomas Jefferson esqr”; endorsed by TJ as received 14 June 1809 and so recorded in SJL. Enclosed in TJ to David Gelston, 15 June 1809.

1Word interlined.

Index Entries

  • Gelston, David; sends wine to TJ search
  • Gibbon, James; as collector at Richmond search
  • Harry (boatman); and lost trunk search
  • Jefferson, George (TJ’s cousin); letters from search
  • Ned (J. B. Couch’s slave); and lost trunk search
  • Tingey, Thomas; and lost trunk search