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¶ To David Gelston. Letter not found. 24 December 1805. Acknowledged in Gelston to JM , 27 Dec. 1805 , as containing two bills of exchange.
Your letter of the 20th. inst. to Mr. Gallatin, communicated by him to this Department requires no further answer than a reference to mine of the 19th. inst., with the single remark that as spars are not understood to fall within any of the prohibitions contained in the instructions now in force, Capt. Stafford is at liberty to procure & carry with him articles of that character. I am &c. DNA...
Your favor of May 26. was recieved on my return to this place. I have no information of a plough destined for me from England. but the Agricultural society of Paris informed me some time ago that they should send a plough for me to one of the ports of France, as a model. I presume this is the plough arrived, and that the vessel may have been carried into England. of the cost I know nothing,...
5 November 1804, Department of State. “I have recd. your private letter of the 12th. Octr. [not found] and beg leave to inform you that the 3d. instalment of your claim will not be received from the British Government until the 15th. July next; and that if drawn for upon Mr. Erving before the 1st. of Sepr. next, it will not be transferred to the United States.” Letterbook copy ( DNA : RG 59,...
I think it proper to apprize you that it being intended that two persons should have a passage in the dispatch Vessel you are authorized to engage, according to the reservation made in behalf of the Government. It will be well for you to let it be so understood by the Owner of the Vessel, that he may make his arrangements accordingly. I am &c. DNA : RG 59—DL—Domestic Letters.
Th Jefferson presents his compliments to mr Gelston, acknoleges the reciept of his letter of the 4th. (since his return to this place) and will thank him to forward the two boxes of wine to this place or neighborhood by the first vessel. he will also, at his convenience, be so kind as to inform Th:J. of the reimbursements he has to make him. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
I recieved in due time your favor announcing the shipment of one of the pipes of wine from mr Jarvis for this place, and I have heard of it’s safe arrival at Alexandria. I now inclose a draught of the bank of the US. of this place on that at N. York for 51.48 D the sum you had been so kind as to advance for me on it. Accept my salutations & assurances of esteem & respect MHi : Coolidge Collection.
After writing the within it occurred that the Vice President might have left New York. I therefore think it best to inclose it open to you for perusal, & to desire you to do immediately what is therein desired to be done by you, & then seal & have the letter delivered to the V. President, saying nothing of it’s contents to any other person. I pray you to lose not a moment in taking &...
I troubled you yesterday with a letter for mr Appleton to be sent by the John Adams, but if she be gone, to be returned to me. I take the liberty now of asking the same favor as to those inclosed addressed to Messrs. Cathalan, Higgins & Woodhouse and salute you with friendly respects. MHi : Coolidge Collection.
By a letter from Mr. Lee at Bordeaux I learn he has shipped for me to your address five cases of Bordeaux wines and 3. cases of preserves, the cost of the former 738 lt. of the latter not mentioned. I inclose you the bill of lading and will ask the favor of you to have the cases forwarded to this place by the first vessel, and to be so good as to inform me of the amount of duties & other...