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11 May 1809, New York. Has received a bill of lading from William Jarvis in Lisbon “for two pipes and one quarter cask Wine, and two boxes Citron.” Promises to send the wine and an account of expenses to JM in Washington. RC ( DLC ). 1 p. Docketed by JM.
9 June 1809, New York. Has received JM’s letter of 15 May and has “had the wine cased.” Encloses a bill of lading of the same date, signed by the master of the schooner Eliza Ann , at New York, who will deliver to Georgetown the shipment described in Gelston to JM, 11 May 1809 . An account for duties, freight, casing, and storage, totaling $146.20, is enclosed. RC and enclosures ( DLC ). RC 1...
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
20 July 1809, New York. Acknowledges JM’s letter of 16 July 1809 and note for $146.20. Asks if wine shipment has arrived in Washington. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
I received a letter some time ago from my correspondent in London, informing me, that a vessel from Bordeaux, bound to New York, had been taken and carried into Falmouth, in which he observed was a pipe of brandy marked WL consigned to me, and for which he had interposed a claim—the pipe of brandy I have since received via Boston, it is now in Store—no account has been received from any...
I have this day received your letter of the 24th. Mr Forrest called on me yesterday—his vessel has not yet arrived—understanding the pipe of brandy was cased I wrote (on its arrival in Boston) to Genl Dearborn, requesting him to ascertain the duties, without opening the case, it is apparently in perfect order. Very truly your’s RC ( DLC ).
12 December 1809, New York. Has delivered pipe of brandy to Mr. Forrest and paid the enclosed waybill for $54.11. The Phoenix Insurance Company was consignee. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC 1 p. Enclosure 1 p.
5 March 1810, New York. Has received JM’s letter of 1 Mar. [not found] with its enclosure. Encloses the receipt. Has directed that the paper be discontinued. RC and enclosure ( DLC ). RC 1 p. Enclosure (1 p.) is a receipt dated 4 Mar. 1810 for $10, “being the amount of the Years subscription to the American Citizen Sent to the President of the United states to the present date,” signed by...
21 May 1810, New York. Has received a letter from John Martin Baker at Cagliari by the ship Charles and Harriet . Baker has sent for JM “a cheese, a box citron, some olives &ca.,” which Gelston will ship at the first opportunity. RC ( DLC ). 1 p.
Your letter of 29th ultimo with $20. I have recieved, the box of hams I have forwarded to Chancellor Livingston. The sundry payments made are stated at foot, receipts enclosed, the bal: $2.46 will remain in your favor in Y/a. My son says he does not recollect the cost of the book it was however a mere trifle, very truly yours 30 May pd. duties on goods 5.79 6 July " Mer: Ad: 10 — 9 " " fret....
5 October 1810, New York. Encloses a copy of a bill from London for the expenses—“£2.13.2 Sterlg is $11.01”—for a pipe of brandy. Will remit the amount. RC ( DLC ). Docketed by JM. Enclosure not found.
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 .
List of Steam Boats Length Breadth Depth Tonnage Between New York & Albany { Paragon 167.6 26.10 7.9 331.39 Car of Neptune 169.0
We have seen M r Jefferson’s name to a subscription for publishing a new Encyclopædia or Universal Dictionary of Arts & Sciences by John Low . It is the first on the subscription and we think it genuine. New York January 11 th 1812 Henry Remsen David Gelston MS ( DLC ); in Remsen’s hand, signed by Remsen and Gelston.
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...
§ From David Gelston. 24 July 1815, New York. “I wrote to you on the 22 [not found] & en[c]losed you Bill of lading of wine by the Scho Free Mason—enclosed is the bill of cha[r]ges.” FC and FC of enclosure ( CtMyMHi : David Gelston Papers). FC 1 p. The enclosed account, dated 24 July 1815, listed duties and other charges totaling $45.22. The FC of the enclosure (1 p.), written on the verso of...
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